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Baltimore County resident who ran drug trafficking organization sentenced to 10 years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County man who ran a drug trafficking organization in the Baltimore area has been sentenced to prison. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Ernest Lee Bailey, 51, of Owings Mills, to 10 years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute controlled substances, including heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and …


Around Maryland, Crime, Police/Fire

Baltimore man nabbed in series of arrests targeting drug-trafficking organizations nationwide

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore man is one of nearly 200 people who have been charged as part of a series of arrests targeting large-scale drug-trafficking organizations operating throughout the United States. “Over just three days and across 10 states, the Justice Department has charged nearly 200 individuals for their alleged roles in major drug trafficking operations,” said Attorney General Merrick B. …


Edgewood man receives maximum sentence on attempted rape, drug charges

EDGEWOOD, MD—An Edgewood man will spend decades behind bars after being convicted on rape and drug charges. On Monday, December 4, Bernard Lamont Staten, 68, pled guilty to attempted second-degree rape and possession with intent to distribute cocaine in two separate cases before the Honorable Judge Diane Adkins-Tobin. Both pleas were binding plea agreements, and Staten will be sentenced to …

Attorney General Brown announces seizure of 37 firearms, more than 8 kilograms of fentanyl

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown this week announced the indictments of four individuals for their roles in a criminal enterprise responsible for trafficking large amounts of fentanyl and cocaine. The investigation resulted in the seizure of 37 firearms, including three assault weapons, three handguns equipped with Glock switch attachments (allowing them to operate as fully automatic weapons), over …

Attorney General Brown announces conviction, sentencing of Baltimore man for felony fentanyl, cocaine distribution

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown this week announced that Clarence Joseph Buckner, Jr., 49, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty and was sentenced on felony fentanyl and cocaine distribution charges following a drug trafficking investigation in the eastern district of Baltimore City. Buckner pleaded guilty to volume dealer/possession of a large amount of fentanyl mixture and distribution of cocaine before …

FBI offering $15,000 reward for info on Mid-Atlantic drug trafficker

PITTSBURGH, PA—A Martinsburg, West Virginia man is the first person to be placed on the FBI’s new Regional Fugitive Program. The program is intended to publicize information that will help lead to the apprehension of violent offenders and have a significant impact on the community. As part of the program, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has identified violent fugitives in …

Maryland’s ‘Operation Washout’ results in 95 fugitive arrests

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, District of Maryland, and task force partners conducted a large-scale, multi-agency law enforcement operation focused on apprehending violent fugitives and wanted gang members throughout the month of May, arresting dozens of violent offenders throughout Maryland. Operation Washout – Maryland resulted in a total of 95 fugitive arrests, including 17 …

Baltimore County Police Department, federal authorities dismantle multi-state drug trafficking ring

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown on Wednesday announced the indictments of six defendants for their participation in an interstate cocaine trafficking conspiracy that resulted in the seizure of 15 kilograms of cocaine, 400 grams of crack cocaine, 10 firearms including two assault-style rifles and a fully automatic Glock 30 handgun, and over $493,000 of narcotics proceeds. The investigation, …