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DEA seeks warrant for phones of Canton homicide victim, alleging he was major supplier to indicted opioid ring

DEA seeks warrant for phones of Canton homicide victim, alleging he was major supplier to indicted opioid ring

Federal drug enforcement officers have sought a warrant to search nine phones linked to a 46-year-old Baltimore County man who was found fatally shot in Canton in September, alleging he was the supplier to a major heroin and fentanyl ring whose members were indicted in July.

Antoine “Georgie” Rich was a player in the city’s drug trade, authorities say, and was the subject of a federal investigation into those alleged ties when he was found fatally shot in the head and torso in the 3400 block of Harmony Court in Canton on the night of Sept. 2.

When medics arrived and began treating Rich, $12,625 in cash fell out of his pocket, and video from the scene showed a suspect running...

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