FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
AUSA VICKIE E. LEDUC or
MARCIA MURPHY at 410-209-4885
December 13, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION INTO DRUG-TRAFFICKING RESULTS IN HEROIN AND FIREARMS SEIZURES, STATE AND FEDERAL CHARGES AGAINST 34 INDIVIDUALS
Baltimore, Maryland - Concluding a months-long wiretap investigation, state and federal indictments were returned against 34 individuals for conspiring to distribute heroin and marijuana. Along with state and federal arrest warrants, over 20 search warrants were executed early Tuesday morning in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, and law enforcement seized firearms, ammunition, hundreds of pills of suspected heroin, and tens of thousands of dollars. The indictments allege that the drug organization is responsible for trafficking illegal narcotics. The investigation, which was initiated in 2011, led to state wiretaps of a total of ten different telephone lines beginning in September 2012.
The federal indictment charges Brandon Clark, 25; Anthon Harris, 21; Stanford Stewart, 65; Raheem Baker, 21; Sean Boyd, 23; Christopher Thornton, 30; and three others.
Charged in the state indictments for conspiring with Clark to distribute heroin are Carlos Brown, 23; Christopher Brown, 22; Robert Collier, 41; Jordan Evans, 22; Marquise Johnson, 23; Wanda Lucas, 49; Shawn Stansbury, 39; and eight others.
Also charged in state indictments for conspiring to distribute heroin are Tyrell Allsup, 19; James Beasley, 49; Bruce Brown, 44; Isaac Jackson, 22; Brandon Long, 26; and two others. Charged in the state indictments for conspiring to distribute marijuana are Carlos Moultrie, 30, and two others.
The investigation was jointly conducted by the Baltimore City Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Major Investigations Unit of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, and the United States Attorney’s Office.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt. A person is innocent unless and until proven guilty.