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Cambridge Cocaine Dealer Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison

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Shannon Banks (Dorchester Co. Sheriff's Office) Shannon Banks (Dorchester Co. Sheriff's Office)

BALTIMORE, Md.- A Cambridge cocaine dealer was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison by U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander.

Following the prison term, Shannon Banks, 42, must serve three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of three firearms and ammunition; and for possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. Judge Hollander also ordered Banks to forfeit three guns and $389,189 in cash seized from his home and storage unit, nine televisions, jewelry, a Lincoln passenger car, an International “party bus,” $5,280 from a bank account, and his residence on Moose Lodge Road as constituting or being derived from the proceeds of his drug trafficking.

According to his plea agreement on April 11, 2014, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Banks' home in the 5400 block of Moose Lodge Road in Cambridge. During the search, agents seized: 233.7 grams of cocaine; $216,169 in cash; a loaded .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun with an obliterated serial number; a 12 gauge shotgun; and a hydraulic kilogram press.

Officials said that on April 15, 2014, agents searched a storage unit belonging to Banks and recovered $173,020, a loaded .22 caliber handgun, and another hydraulic kilogram press. Banks admitted that the cash recovered from his home and storage unit was the proceeds of drug trafficking.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised the DEA, FBI, HSI-Baltimore, Dorchester County Narcotics Task Force, Dorchester County State's Attorney's Office, the Maryland State Police, Somerset County Narcotics Task Force, the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team, and the Wicomico County Narcotics Task Force for their work in the investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Seema Mittal and Evan T. Shea, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.

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