March 20, 2017 Narcotics Arrest/Assets Seizure on former Easton resident, Ron Pinder and Dondrell Banks over $280,000.00 in currency seized and more.

| March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

During the later months of 2016, the Easton Police Department’s Narcotic’s Unit initiated an aggressive narcotics investigation which resulted in the arrest of two former Easton residents and the seizure of over 788 grams of powdered cocaine (street value over $78,000), a .45 cal. handgun, three vehicles and over $280,000.00 in currency. Additionally, two houses may also become seized.

To accommodate this investigation, Easton Police received assistance from the Department of Homeland Security and members from both the Dorchester and Baltimore County Narcotics Task Forces.

Through investigative leads, Easton investigators learned that a former Easton resident, Ron L. Pinder (DOB 06/29/66) was establishing a large distribution network of powdered cocaine within Easton. Further investigation identified Dondrell L. Banks (DOB 06/07/73) as one of Pinder’s associates within this criminal enterprise.

Pinder was found to be operating his drug network from a residence on Locust Lane in Easton and from another in Owings Mills, MD; both owned by Pinder. Pinder was also operating several personally owned vehicles while transporting narcotics to several distribution sites.

During the evening hours of March 17, 2017, Officers from the mentioned agencies served several Search & Seizure Warrants in Easton and Owings Mills, MD. Pinder and Banks were located in the Locust Lane (Easton, MD) residence and found to be in possession of a large quantity of suspected powdered cocaine and currency. No injuries or damage resulted from the seizures or apprehensions.

Pinder was charged with Possession w/intent to Distribute Narcotics; CDS: Common Nuisance to Distribute and CDS Possession: not Marijuana.

Banks was charged with Conspiracy to Possess w/intent to Distribute Narcotics; CDS: Common Nuisance to Distribute Conspiracy and CDS Possession: not Marijuana. After both Pinder and Banks were charged, they were released to the custody of the Talbot County Detention Center on no bail. Investigators are continuing to further their investigation.

Category: Local Crime

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