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11 people charged for ties to South Baltimore fentanyl ring, prosecutors announce

11 people charged for ties to South Baltimore fentanyl ring, prosecutors announce

Eleven people face charges for their alleged connection to a South Baltimore drug distribution organization that authorities say was responsible for selling the deadly opioid fentanyl in the Brooklyn neighborhood.

“We were able to successfully take down a drug organization in the Patapsco-Brooklyn neighborhood that was wreaking havoc by distributing fentanyl and fentanyl-heroin mix,” Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby said at a news conference Monday in which she and officials from partnering agencies announced the arrests.

Fentanyl accounted for nearly 1,200 overdose deaths in Maryland during the first nine months of 2017, the most recent data available from the...

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