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Thirteen Alleged Baltimore Drug Dealers Indicted On Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland
Charges include drug distribution and firearm possession


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    Contact ELIZABETH MORSE                                                     at (410) 209-4855


Baltimore, Maryland –A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment charging thirteen defendants with conspiring to distribute controlled substances. The superseding indictment, which was unsealed today, charges the defendants with distribution of heroin and cocaine. One defendant is also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. One defendant is further charged with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.


The indictment was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning; Special Agent in Charge Daniel L. Board Jr. of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; and Commissioner Kevin Davis of the Baltimore Police Department.


According to the three-count indictment, in November of 2016, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the Baltimore Police Department initiated an investigation into the McRae and Bagley drug trafficking organization. Between January 2012 and October 18, 2017, the organization was allegedly responsible for distributing large quantities of heroin and cocaine at an open-air drug "shop" operating near 1100 North Montford Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland.


The following defendants are charged in the indictment unsealed today:


Rodney Addison, a.k.a. “Black,” a.k.a. “Freddy,” age 39, of Baltimore, Maryland;

Deandre Anderson, a.k.a. “Meatball,” age 22, of Baltimore, Maryland;

Kurt Atkins, age 55, of Baltimore, Maryland;

Jackie Bagley, a.k.a. “Bruce,” a.k.a. “Juice,” a.k.a. “Juicy,” age 38, of Baltimore, Maryland;

Vernon Bartee, age 51, of Baltimore, Maryland;

Johntae Brown, a.k.a. “Tipp,” age 19, of Baltimore, Maryland;

Dominic Durham, a.k.a. “Nick,” age 18, of Baltimore, Maryland;

Wilbur Forrester, a.k.a. “Man Man,” a.k.a. “Dreads,” age 38; of Joppa, Maryland;

Keith Johnson, a.k.a. “Tree,” age 46, of Baltimore, Maryland;

Antonio Jones, a.k.a. “Dre,” age 23, of Baltimore, Maryland;

Andrew Manuel, a.k.a. “Low Low, age 21, of Baltimore, Maryland;

Stancil McNair, a.k.a. “Deandre,” a.k.a. “Do-do,” age 20, of Baltimore, Maryland;

Ernest McRae, a.k.a. “Rat,” a.k.a. “Man Man,” age 37, of Baltimore, Maryland.


All of the defendants face a maximum of life in prison for the drug conspiracy charge with the exception of Manuel and Durham who face a maximum of 20 years in prison. McRae faces 15 to life on the felon in possession of a firearm charge. McNair faces a minimum of 5 years in prison to run consecutive with a maximum sentence of life for the possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.


Ten defendants have been detained. The whereabouts of Wilbur Forrester, Antonio Jones, and Dominic Durham are unknown.


Anyone who may have information on the whereabouts of Forrester, Jones or Durham is asked to contact the ATF- Baltimore Field office at 1(888) ATF-TIPS.


An indictment is not a finding of guilt.  An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings. 


Acting United States Attorney Stephen M. Schenning commended the ATF and Baltimore City Police Department for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Schenning thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matthew DellaBetta and Mike Hanlon who are prosecuting the case.


Updated October 25, 2017