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Maryland State Police and several other law enforcement agencies arrested 18 people in four Maryland counties and one Delaware county.

| May 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

5/27/2017

Update: MSP Heroin Investigative Unit Arrests Seven More In Connection With Large Scale Distributors of Illegal Opioids  (Pikesville, MD) – A combined law enforcement effort led to the additional arrests of seven more residents believed to have been heavily involved in a large scale distribution of opioids in the region.

 

The following seven individuals were indicted today


Troy Leonis Sommerville, 28, Worton, MD

Roshana Sharnett Wright, 38, Middletown, DE

Autumn Brittany Wiltbank, 30, Church Hill, MD

Chandler Willis Stubbs, 21, Betterton, MD

James Oliver Barrett Jr., 59, Chestertown, MD

Anthony Allen Gibson, 46, Queenstown, MD

Katherine Maryne Arrabal, , 31 Chestertown, MD 

 

After consultation with the Queen Anne’s County State’s Attorney’s Office, additional felony indictments were served on seven suspects located on the Eastern Shore and in Delaware today. All seven were arrested and charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, and various other felony charges.  The total arrested to date in this investigation is now at 25 individuals, believed to be involved in the large scale distribution of illegal opioids.  Additional arrests are still pending.

 

The first batch of the 25 search warrants was executed yesterday morning when 18 individuals were located and served with indictments during a wellcoordinated take down in Kent County, Queen Anne’s County, Caroline County, Anne Arundel County in Maryland and New Castle County in Delaware. All 25 people were transported to the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center for an appearance before the court commissioner.

 

The Maryland State Police Heroin Investigative Unitassisted by multiple law enforcement partners began this investigation in the Fall of 2016, when investigators developed information about alarge scale drug trafficking organization in Queen Anne’s County,importing and distributing large amounts of opioids on a daily basis including Oxycodone, Morphine, Fentanyl, Methadone and Heroin along with crack and powdered cocaine

 

5/26/2017

The Maryland State Police Heroin Investigative Unit coordinates with local law enforcement in gathering intelligence to combat the illegal distribution of opioids and heroin.  This six week combined law enforcement effort involved police departments across Maryland.  
Maryland State Police and several other law enforcement agencies arrested 18 people in four Maryland counties and one Delaware county, connected to a large scale distribution of opioids, in which police say an estimated $130,000 worth of drugs were recovered along with $98,000 in cash.
After consulting with the Queen Anne’s County State’s Attorney’s Office, 22 residential search warrants were executed Thursday morning and 18 individuals were served with indictments during an investigation that encompassed suspects located in Kent, Queen Anne’s, Caroline, and Anne Arundel counties in Maryland and New Castle County in Delaware.
Maryland State Police said troopers and other agencies began investigating in the fall of 2016, when investigators developed information indicating Paul Standsbury Roberts, 46, of Worton, Md. was involved in a large-scale drug trafficking organization in Queen Anne’s County, in which he was importing and distributing large amounts of opioids on a daily basis including oxycodone, porphine, fentanyl, methadone and heroin.
Police said the investigation also revealed that Roberts was also selling large amounts of crack and powdered cocaine while dealing with several cocaine suppliers.
Authorities said one of the persons supplying Roberts was identified as Roma Scott, 52, also of Worton, Md. A separate, parallel investigation began and it was determined he was also selling cocaine, crack cocaine and opioid pills on a daily basis for more than 12 years, police said.
Investigators said Roberts and Scott claimed to be self-employed, one in the lawn care business, and the other as an event planner, providing moon bounces and mechanical bulls for parties and fairs. They used these covers to hide the cash hey were making during the illegal drug trade, according to police.  Police said Roberts and Scott are suspected of collectively importing 4000 oxycodone pills, 50 morphine pills, 50 fentanyl pills, and a collective mix of over 1,000 suboxone, methadone and percocet pills, along with 3.6 pounds of cocaine which they then allegedly sold for profit in Kent and Queen Anne’s counties.
The street value of the drugs has an estimated value in excess of $130,000, according to investigators.
Police said Roberts and Scott were being supplied from multiple sources. Indictments were also served to these sources, Robert Henry Brown Jr., 43, of Annapolis, John Louis Lloyd III, 35, of Henderson, Md., and a third person from Middletown, Del.
“This case demonstrates the determination of law enforcement agencies and other partners working together to address the drug epidemic that effects our communities,” said Queen Anne’s County Sheriff Gary Hofmann. “The success of this and future operations is a result of the collaborative efforts across many jurisdictions.”
The following people were indicted early Thursday morning:

Roma Scott, 52, of Worton, Md.
Robert Wakefield Wright, 60, of Worton, Md.
David O’Conner Johnson, 64, no fixed address.
Marie Elizabeth Todd, 29, of Chestertown, Md.
Jervis Wardell Blake, 52, of Chestertown, Md.
Alexandria Antonia Crawford, 22, of Chestertown, Md.
Robert Henry Brown, 43, of Annapolis, Md.
Aubrey Paum Cici, 58, of Worton, Md.
Sara Jane Hoffman, 54, of Church Hill, Md.
Gregory Delano Lomax, 42, of Millington, Md.
Paul Standsbury Roberts, 46, of Worton, Md. 
Alisha Kelly Kern, 28, of Worton, Md.
Kirby Brier Kimble, 22, of Centreville, Md.
Brittany Nicole Stokes, 22, of Sudlersville, Md.
John Louis Lloyd 3rd, 35, of Marydel, Md.
Kwazi Odean Robinson, 37, of Preston, Md.
Jami Lynn Robinson, 36, of Preston, Md.
Jeffery Brian Cwalina, 42, of Stevensville, Md.
Police said the illegal drugs and opioids seized include:
Heroin seized – 90.3 grams
Marijuana – 446.3 grams
Oxycodone pills seized – 152
Other Prescription pills seized – 245
Fentanyl Pills seized – 15
Crack Cocaine seized – 6 grams
Powdered Cocaine seized – 5 grams
Vehicles recovered – 15
Firearms recovered – 14
U.S. Currency seized – $98,152
All 18 were arrested and charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, and various other felony charges. They were transported to the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center.
Assistance was provided by the Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force, the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office, the Queen Anne’s County State’s Attorney’s Office, The Talbot County Drug Task Force, the Caroline County Narcotics Task Force, the Kent County Narcotics Task Force, the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit, the Maryland State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, the Chestertown Police Department, the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, the Anne Arundel County Police Department, Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division Central South, the Maryland State Police Gang Unit, Homeland Security investigations, the Metro Area Drug Task Force, the Centreville Police Department, the Department of Natural Resources Police and Delaware State Police.

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