Two people have been arrested and charged with a drug trafficking ring that conspired to distribute heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and fentanyl between October 2019 and May 2021 in Anne Arundel County and Annapolis, Annapolis police said.
They are also charged with firearm offenses. According to a news release, the names of the individuals are not being released due to an ongoing investigation.
Four federal search and seizure warrants were executed in Glen Burnie, Millersville and Owings Mills, police said. The search warrants resulted in two arrests, the seizure of eight firearms, including two assault rifles, approximately 1.2 kilograms of heroin, approximately 1.5 kilograms of cocaine, 97 grams of crack cocaine, 89 grams of fentanyl, and $149,221, police said. Federal warrants were obtained for a vehicle about the case. During the search of the vehicle, 11 kilograms of fentanyl and 270 grams of heroin were seized. The total street value of the drugs totaled approximately $1.7 million.
“The collaborative efforts of multiple agencies resulted in the arrests of two individuals and a copious amount of drugs and firearms, ultimately resulting in a safer Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Thank you to our law enforcement partners,” Annapolis Police Chief Ed Jackson said in a statement. “It is difficult to measure the unknown, but the removal of the fentanyl from the streets saved numerous lives and much heartache for families.”
The initiative was a coordinated effort between DEA HIDTA Group 51, FBI Annapolis, Annapolis Police Department, with the assistance of the Anne Arundel County Police Department and the Maryland State Police PACE Team. The investigation is ongoing and is being prosecuted out of the District of Maryland.