Major Drug And Firearms Operation Dismantled: Two Baltimore County Men Indicted
BALTIMORE COUNTY - Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown announced the dismantling of a significant drug and firearms operation - indicting two Baltimore County men for their alleged roles in the trafficking of large quantities of fentanyl and cocaine.
Attorney General Brown announced that Ronald Rawles, 35, of Baltimore City; Corey Frazier, 37, of Howard County; Jordan Bailey, 36, and Terence Richburg, 44, both of Baltimore County, have been charged on several counts, including conspiracy, participation in a criminal organization, volume dealer, possession with the intent to distribute, and firearm-related charges.
According to police, the investigation led to the confiscation of 37 firearms, including assault weapons and handguns modified to operate as fully automatic weapons, over 1,000 rounds of ammunition, body armor, over 8.5 kilograms of fentanyl, 3 kilograms of cocaine, and drug-related paraphernalia. Additionally, over $308,000, believed to be proceeds from narcotics sales, were seized.
Rawles and Frazier were identified as principal distributors who operated from multiple stash locations in luxury apartment buildings in Baltimore City and Howard County. Bailey and Richburg allegedly acted as intermediaries, receiving drugs in bulk from Rawles and Frazier and repackaging them for further distribution.
Search warrants executed across multiple locations yielded considerable quantities of narcotics, firearms, and cash. One stash location on East Fort Avenue led to the discovery of eight guns, around four kilograms of fentanyl, and various drug-making paraphernalia.
Another on East Saratoga Street yielded about three-and-a-half kilograms of fentanyl, three kilograms of cocaine, and related equipment. An additional search of a storage unit used by the criminal group led to the seizure of 25 firearms, including "ghost guns," and over $107,000 in cash.
Numerous agencies, including the DEA, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and several county police departments, collaborated under the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN) to bring this operation to fruition.The cases will be prosecuted in Howard County.
It's important to note that an indictment is merely an accusation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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