An 18-year-old Baltimore man pleaded guilty to carjacking and drug dealing in federal court Monday.
According to his plea agreement, Gary Knight was a member of the Pasadena Denver Lanes, a set of the Bloods gang responsible for the distribution of crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana throughout the city. The Maryland U.S. attorney's office said members have also committed numerous acts of violence, including murder.
Knight participated in gang activities from January 2008 through at least May of last year, according to his plea, personally distributing as many as 10 kilograms of heroin and 1.5 kilograms of crack cocaine. Knight also admitted stealing a 2007 Nissan Sentra from a woman as she was parking in May 2009. He choked her until she lost consciousness, stuffed her into the trunk of the car and drove off; she escaped as the car was moving.
Knight told police that his rank in the gang was increased by committing the carjacking. His sentencing is scheduled for April.
Knight's arrest and prosecution was part of a joint effort by the Maryland U.S. attorney's office, and Baltimore's state's attorney's office, police department, and field division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.