Frederick Man Considered Repeat Offender Pleads Guilty to Gun & Drug Charges

Blake Anthony Nivens (Photo from Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office)

He will be doing some prison time.

Frederick, Md. (KM) – A Frederick man described as a repeat offender is going to prison. In Circuit Court on Wednesday, Blake Anthony Nivens, 26, entered a plea of guilty to possession of a firearm after a conviction of a crime of violence for an incident which occurred on March 9th, 2022.  . He also pleaded guilty to the same charge and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl for an incident on April 6th, 2022.

The Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office says Nivens was sentenced to 30 years behind bars with all but  10 years suspended.  He will serve ten year incarceration.  Nivens  will also be required to serve four years of supervised probation after he’s released from prison; and must forfeit $18,929. .

On April 6th 2022, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigation Section served a search and seizure warrant on a room at the Best Western Motel at 400 Prospect Boulevard. Nivens was the occupant of the room, and placed in handcuffs. Deputies say they  found nearly 2,000 grams of marijuana in multiple baggies and containers, and a vacuum sealer that narcotics dealers use for packaging drugs. They also seized more than 500 counterfeit pills containing fentanyl. The pills were stamped to look like overycodone M30 pills. A large  bag with about 90 grams of powder cocaine was located. It also contained 50 oxycontin pills, and a loaded Beretta Model  92RS handgun. Deputies also found an AR pistol under a mattress, and $3,000 in cash was confiscated from the hotel room.

Deputies with the Narcotics Investigation Section also executed a search and seizure warrant on March 6th, 2022 at an apartment in the 1300 block of Baker Place in Frederick. Authorities say the warrant was obtained as part of an ongoing drug investigation regarding Nivens. He was placed in handcuffs while deputies conducted a search of the unit. They found evidence of drug distribution including numerous packages of marijuana, baggies of cocaine pills, psilocybin  mushrooms, and a black  Polymer 80 handgun  with a high capacity magazine,  Deputies also confiscated  nearly $14,000 in cash, multiple ID’s, cell phones and paraphernalia.

By Kevin McManus