A federal grand jury has indicted Baltimore City Police officer Daniel Redd, age 41, of Baltimore, Maryland and four others on drug and gun charges.
A federal grand jury has indicted Baltimore City Police officer Daniel Redd, age 41, of Baltimore, Maryland and four others on drug and gun charges. (Baltimore City Police, Baltimore Sun)

Baltimore police officer Daniel G. Redd, charged this week in a heroin conspiracy, will remain in federal custody pending trial after a detention hearing Friday.

At a hearing in U.S. District Court, defense attorney Sean Vitrano did not contest federal prosecutors' request that Redd be detained. Magistrate Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher said Redd, 41, a resident of Northeast Baltimore, can request another hearing.

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Vitrano declined to comment on the allegations against his client.

Redd's arrest, along with others, capped a six-month investigation involving wiretaps and surveillance. At one point, according to court documents, authorities believe the officer made a drug deal in the parking lot of his police station in Park Heights.

Richard McFeely, special agent in charge of the FBI field office in Baltimore, said in a statement that the drug organization "flooded the streets of Baltimore with heroin."

Baltimore police said they referred the investigation to the FBI.

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