Posted in music | venues on March 21, 2014

The Sonar compound during Maryland Deathfest 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Sonar

Baltimore club Sonar (a previous home of Maryland Deathfest) has been closed for almost two years now after owner Dan McIntosh was named in a federal indictment for participating in drug distribution. Now, Baltimore Sun reports that McIntosh will be facing 10 years in prison for the crime:

The owner of Baltimore's Sonar nightclub was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for his role in supervising a drug dealing and money laundering operation, federal prosecutors announced.

Daniel Gerard McIntosh, 38, of Sparks, was part of a large drug operation busted by the Drug Enforcement Agency when it seized more than 80 pounds of marijuana and $30,000 in cash from the group's headquarters in the 3500 block of Hickory Ave., in Hampden. The agency also found 30 cell phones, documentation of a plane purchased for $450,000, books showing more than $14.5 million in marijuana sales, money counters and fake IDs in the sting.

That evidence was presented at a seven-week trial, during which prosecutors said McIntosh orchestrated and received large shipments of marijuana from California to distribute to local dealers in the Baltimore area since 2006.

Read more at the Baltimore Sun.

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Comments (15)

The drug war is a fucking joke. Corporate welfare for the private prison industry. Legalize and tax that shit.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2014 4:12 PM

I thought the drug war was just some shitty fucking band that pitchfork and bv keep cumming over.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2014 4:15 PM

10 years? He's just trying to operate an honest business. Legalize it already!

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2014 4:18 PM

^^^ Lucking ^^^

Posted by Burg | March 21, 2014 4:21 PM

Well at least it'll be legal when he gets out.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2014 4:48 PM

What, no decks?

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2014 5:25 PM

legalize it already and get this shit over with

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2014 7:14 PM

Marijuana - SI!
El polvo - NO!

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2014 7:56 PM

Whatever your feelings on weed - or drugs in general for that matter - you can't really talk your way around money laundering, tax evasion, and generally operating a criminal enterprise being federal offenses. The point is, groups conducting business in this fashion - no matter what they're selling - breed violence and further crime pretty unquestionably. This is not a weed issue

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2014 8:45 PM

anyone that lived in baltimore over the past decade knows that dude was guilty of more than selling weed

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2014 10:34 AM

42 decks

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2014 3:36 PM

and a dime ain't one.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 1:10 AM

I wish that I can attend shows like this someday with my friends.

Posted by Kris Krohn Strongbrook | March 23, 2014 3:06 AM

Weed shows?

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2014 1:26 PM

Thank you for bringing this band to my attention.

Posted by Travis Peacock | May 20, 2014 5:01 AM

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