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Baltimore – A member of a well-known Cherry Hill gang will serve over five years in prison for racketeering conspiracy committed as part of the group, United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein announced Nov. 18.

The defendant, 27-year-old Clarence Shipley, was sentenced to 70 months in prison, followed by three years’ supervised release. He belongs to the “Up da Hill” (UDH) gang.

As part of a plea agreement, Shipley told officials that the group distributed heroin in the Giles/Fisk/Slater area of Cherry Hill. He also said that the group used violence and intimidation to keep rival crime organizations in check.

Shipley said that he was the getaway driver in two bank robberies that the group committed in Baltimore City – one on July 19, 2011, and a second on Aug. 5 of the same year. He said that they stole a total of $11,405.

Two other members of the group are scheduled to go on trial April 4, 2016. Another member, 29-year-old Bryan Turner, previously pleaded guilty to his role in the conspiracy and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.