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Drug kingpin, 12 others, indicted in multi-county drug investigation

Posted at 1:43 PM, Sep 24, 2018

13 people involved in a multi-county drug ring were indicted after hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of drugs and related items were discovered by police. 

This large drug investigation began in early 2017 and included law enforcement with Howard and Anne Arundel Counties. Both counties were looking into a high-level cocaine and heroin distributor, 30-year-old Marvin Little. 

During the investigation, police seized the following items during 10 search warrants:

  • More than $300,000 in cash
  • Jewelry valued at more than $180,000
  • Five vehicles • Five handguns (one stolen)
  • An assault rifle (stolen)
  • Approximately 12.5 kilograms of cocaine
  • Approximately 1.25 kilograms of heroin/fentanyl mix

Little is now facing over 30 separate charges including Kingpin Cocaine and Heroin, Gang Participation, Conspiracy Cocaine and Heroin, Possess with Intent to Distribute Heroin and Cocaine, Armed Trafficking, Volume Dealer Heroin and Cocaine, Disqualified Possession of Regulated Firearm and other related charges. 

Police released the name of six of the 13 indicted including, Michael Alexander Ward, 23, Stephen Lee Wise Jr., 41, Jesse Ray Spielman, 22, Larry Ruffus Saddler, 32, Samson Mesfun, 34, and Reginald Bryan Mathis. 

Police have not released all of the names of those indicted because some have other outstanding investigative issues or sealed documents.