Baltimore, Maryland – Gary Creek was initially arrested in December 2019 on a federal indictment charging him with a drug distribution conspiracy and with conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, and was ordered to be detained pending trial. On May 1, 2020, the Court ordered that Mr. Creek be released and imposed several conditions of release, including a third-party custodian and electronic monitoring.
For more than a year, Mr. Creek has not been charged with violating any of his conditions of release. Therefore, when Mr. Creek was charged in a second superseding indictment on racketeering and drug conspiracy charges, the government determined that it was reasonable and appropriate to work through Mr. Creek’s counsel to arrange a time for Mr. Creek to self-surrender for his initial appearance on the new charges. The initial appearance was scheduled for Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. That hearing was ultimately cancelled and a new date was being sought.
Unfortunately, new evidence has come to light indicating that Mr. Creek has violated his conditions of release, and the government has accordingly filed a motion to revoke Mr. Creek’s conditions of release, and has requested a warrant for his arrest based on an assessment that he is a flight risk.
Anyone with information concerning Mr. Creek’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477) or ATFTIPS@ATF.gov.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt. Individuals charged by indictment are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.
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