Baltimore’s Mr. Big, Garnett Gilbert Smith had a nice run while it lasted, now he has been sentenced to 25 years in jail. The good life is over. The 44-year-old kept a large amount of cash in his Maryland home.
Garnett Gilbert Smith – described as a “Mr. Big” – was sent down after being found guilty of shipping cocaine from California to Maryland between 2010 and 2011. A large amount of jewelry was seized from Smith’s California home.
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A large amount of jewelry was seized from Smith’s California home. Prosecutors believe he raked in more than $10 million. And the 44-year-old certainly knew how to spend his ill-gotten gains. Cash sent to Smith’s California suppliers was seized.
Cash sent to Smith’s California suppliers was seized. He owned numerous homes, 19 luxury cars including a $160,000 Lamborghini and a $220,000 Maybach. Even without the vehicles, Smith had millions of dollars worth of assets.
Even without the vehicles, Smith had millions of dollars worth of assets. Garnett Smith splashed his cash on stays at top Beverly Hills hotels and had a designer wardrobe, packed with Gucci, Cartier and Louis Vuitton.
The Baltimore Sun reports officials seized shoes, belts, pants and glasses worth some $250,000 from a storage unit he had in Atlanta.
Smith’s luxury car collection included a $220,000 Maybach.
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Smith’s luxury car collection included a $220,000 Maybach. His assets have been handed over to the federal government – despite desperate attempts by Garnett Smith to hide them when he realised was under investigation, reported the Baltimore Sun.
“Garnett Smith, simply put, is one of the largest cocaine and heroin dealers to be prosecuted in Baltimore in recent history,” prosecutors claimed.
He made his money from transporting cocaine hidden in vehicles, then loaded onto car carriers. As he was sentenced, Garnett Smith, said he was not a monster.
“I’m a work in progress,” he told the court.
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