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BPD Officer Charged in Heroin Ring

A Baltimore City Police officer was arrested on federal heroin trafficking charges today, and a seven-count indictment was unsealed in Federal District Court. Daniel G. Redd, 41, was arrested at the Northwest Police District by fellow city officers. According to a press release from U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein's office, four other people were also charged, and Redd had distributed heroin from the Northwest Police District parking lot. The others arrested are: Abdul Zakaria, aka "Tamim Mamah," 34, of Owings Mills; Shanel Stallings, aka "Bit," 32, of Baltimore; Dyrell Garrett, aka "D,"  33, of Randallstown; and Malik Jones, 40, of Owings Mills. Redd's phone was tapped beginning Feb. 28, according to a search warrant affidavit unsealed today. Zakaria and Redd led the group, according to the search and seizure warrant, which further alleges that

Federal agents searched Redd's rowhouse at 4423 Shamrock Ave., his Acura, and his police locker, the warrant indicates. Also searched were Stallings' home and car, the homes and cars of Thomas A. Moody, 41; Montez Lamont Moye, 27; Kevin Lamont Hilliard, 43; Dyrell A. Garrett, 33, and Jones. The

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, including some background on Redd's checkered past with the Baltimore Police Department:

State court documents indicate that this is the fourth time Redd has faced criminal charges. Redd's criminal record includes a 1996 second-degree assault charge, which was not prosecuted. In 1997 he was issued a summons for allegedly having an item from which the serial number had been removed. He was found not guilty of that misdemeanor charge. In 2002 he was cited for confining an unattended child under 8 years old in a locked vehicle. That charge was placed on the stet docket.

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