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Leon Day
Four indicted in woman's murder, drug dealing on The Block

A federal indictment unsealed Friday accuses four people — including a mother and her son — of directing a drug-dealing operation in Baltimore's strip-club district through violence and intimidation, including the 2010 killing of a dancer they suspected of giving information to police. Police had arrested one of the defendants named in this week's indictment, Tyrone Johniken, last January in the killing of 25-year-old Cherrie Gammon, who was fatally shot in Leakin Park on Dec. 12, 2010. But city prosecutors dropped the charges a short time later, without explanation. For more than a year, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were working...