BALTIMORE (WJZ) – A Baltimore man was sentenced to nearly 14 years in prison for two cases of controlled substance distribution, notably fentanyl analogs and heroin.
Shannon Dorrell Marshall also admitted that one victim had died as a result of drug distribution.
According to his admission of guilt, detectives from the Harford County Sheriff's Office went to a house in Abingdon on May 11, 2017, where a victim had been reported dead. An autopsy revealed that the victim died of 4-fluoroisobutyrylfentanyl and carfentanil poisoning.
Detectives confiscated the victim's phone and retrieved messages from the victim arranging the purchase of drugs from a person known as a "cake" and learned that Marshall was the source of the drugs sold to the victim. Another check of the phone revealed that the victim had been buying heroin gel caps from Cake since October 2016.
On June 21, 2017, Harford County Task Force detectives executed a search warrant of Marshall's home and confiscated a bag containing 2.8 grams of cocaine. Marshall was arrested and agreed to waive his rights and speak to detectives. He then admitted selling drugs to the victim of an overdose as well as the person on June 15, 2020.