BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced today that the Honorable Michael Wachs of the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County convicted Tormarco Harris, 32, of Baltimore, on all counts in a 21-count superseding indictment after a 3-day bench trial. Specifically, Judge Wachs convicted Harris of one count of violating Maryland’s drug kingpin statute; one count of conspiring to distribute controlled dangerous substances; 18 counts of distributing controlled dangerous substances; and one count of maintaining a common nuisance. Sentencing has been scheduled for June 12, 2018. At sentencing, Harris faces a 20-year mandatory minimum prison sentence under Maryland’s drug kingpin statute and up to 20 years’ imprisonment on each of the conspiracy and distribution charges.
“Lives are being lost in every corner of our state to opioid addiction,” said Attorney General Frosh. “Harris and his co-conspirators operated pill mills and illegally prescribed highly addictive drugs in exchange for hundreds of dollars from each patient. My office, with the assistance of federal and local law enforcement, came down hard, shut them down, and Harris now faces decades of time behind bars.”
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