A Baltimore man, who was convicted in March on cocaine charges by a Carroll County jury, was sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole yesterday, court documents show.
Kenneth E. Kutcherman, 30, of the 1300 block of Carey St. received the no-parole sentence for selling cocaine to undercover police last year because he previously had been convicted on two unrelated drug charges. Kutcherman formerly lived in Westminster.
Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. also imposed two concurrent 20-year prison terms on Kutcherman. One was for conspiracy to sell cocaine, the other for an unrelated sale of cocaine to which he pleaded guilty March 16.
The defendant was ordered transported immediately to a state Division of Correction facility in Baltimore, but not before he was served with an arrest warrant on a charge of concealing a 6-inch hacksaw blade, considered contraband that could be used to escape. Correction officers allegedly found the blade inside his pillow at the jail Tuesday, court records show.
Bail was set at $25,000 on the new charge.