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Kingpin and drug trafficking ring busted in Anne Arundel County

Posted at 7:17 PM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 19:18:49-04

A kingpin and his drug operation came to an abrupt end in Anne Arundel County.

The drug ring was broken up in the Pasadena, Severna Park and Annapolis area that netted a historic amount of drugs. 

"Eight months of undercover work by 10-15 people who lived it all day, every day. It’s a pretty remarkable piece of investigation, " said Chief Altomare.

Twenty-one people arrested, nearly one million dollars in drugs, 9 cars, several guns and almost $300,000 in cash. 

"I’ll tell you what, I was dancing in my bedroom when I found out how well it went," said Chief Altomare.

"I believe today is just a long lonely autumn for heroin dealers in Anne Arundel County," said County Executive Steve Schuh.

County Executive Steve Schuh knows this has an impact on more than just the violence of drug dealers fighting each other for territory.

"It has the potential to cause 10’s of thousands of fatal overdoses," said Sergeant Jacklyn Davis.

This drug operation has already caused heartache in the community.

"We know of 7 overdoses as a direct result of the drugs that this organization peddles."

A large part of this seizure was almost 20 pounds of Xylazine, a large animal tranquilizer. It is so new on the drug market that it is not illegal to possess at this time.

"I never heard of Xylazine. It’s here, it’s poison, people are profiting from the slow death of our communities and it ain't okay," said Chief Altomare.

Chief Alotmare hopes that Xylazine will soon be illegal in Maryland. 

The Chief also has a message for the 21 people arrested, including the kingpin of this operation, Glenn Davis.

"If you’re peddling poison, you’re not welcome in Anne Arundel County."