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Six More Arrested in Fentanyl Distribution Conspiracy Spanning From California to D.C.

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia

            WASHINGTON – Federal law enforcement arrested six more members of a fentanyl drug distribution, responsible for bringing thousands of fake blue Oxycodone (M30) pills, containing fentanyl, from California to D.C., announced U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves, DEA Special Agent in Charge Jarod Forget, of the Washington Division, United States Postal Inspection Service Inspector in Charge Damon Wood, of the Washington Division, and Interim Chief Ashan Benedict, of the Metropolitan Police Department.

            Teron Deandre McNeil, Marvin Anthony Bussie, a/k/a “Money Marr,” Marcus Orlando Brown, Thomas Columbian, a/k/a “Cruddy Murda,” Wayne Rodell Carr-Maiden, and Andre Malik Edmond are named in an indictment – along with previously apprehended co-defendants Hector David Valdez, Charles Jeffrey Taylor, Max Alexander Carias Torres, Raymond Nava, Jr., and Craig Eastman - with conspiracy to distribute 400 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing fentanyl.

            According to the indictment, from on or about January 2021 to May 18, 2023, each of the defendants conspired together to distribute 400 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing fentanyl.





Teron Deandre McNeil

a/k/a “Wild Boy”


Washington, DC

Arrested: 06/08/2023

Detained 06/13

Marvin Anthony Bussie, a/k/a “Money Marr”


Washington, DC

Arrested: 04/14/2023

Detained in unrelated case

Marcus Orlando Brown


Temple Hills, MD

Arrested: 05/30/2023

Detained: 06/02/2023

Thomas Columbian, a/k/a “Cruddy Murda”


Washington, DC

Arrested: 06/02/2023

Detained: 06/05/2023

Wayne Rodell Carr-Maiden, a/k/a “Wayne Maiden”


Washington, DC

Arrested: 06/01/2023

Detained: 06/06/2023

Andre Malik Edmond, a/k/a “Draco”


Temple Hills, MD

Arrested: 06/12/2023

Initial Appearance: pending

            The conspiracy charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison up to life. The sentencing will be determined by the court based on the advisory Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

            The investigation of this case had the sponsorship and support of the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). OCDETF specializes in the investigation and prosecution of drug trafficking and money laundering organizations and related criminal enterprises.

            The prosecutions followed a joint investigation by the DEA Washington Division and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), with additional support from the DEA Los Angeles and Riverside Field Offices, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Washington Field Office and the Charles County, Maryland Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys David T. Henek, Matthew W. Kinskey and Andy Wang of the Violence Reduction and Trafficking Offenses (VRTO) Section.

            An indictment is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated June 13, 2023

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 23-320