There’s a little less heroin and fentanyl in Baltimore.
State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced five people are charged at the center of a drug-trafficking ring stretching for at least two counties.
It’s a year and a half long investigation that’s still going on – those five are accused of running a drug ring that stems to the Brooklyn Park area of Anne Arundel County and in the Cherry Hill neighborhood in Baltimore.
Police say at least 87 overdoses in Anne Arundel County have been linked to this drug organization.
Police arrested Kereem Thompson, Joseph Milligan, Randie Howard, Marquise McElveen, and Travis Anderson.
According to the state’s attorney office, these five are part of a larger group of 19 people in that ring. The group was said to have been bringing drugs from New York and distributed through the city.
“This case, and cases like it, are insignificant and I hope that these drug trafficking groups that are on the street that think that diluting heroin and fentanyl to try to disguise it will know that we’re going to be super aggressive in coming after them,” Deputy Commissioner Gary Tuggle, from the Baltimore Police Department, said.
Police say there could be more arrests in the future and this is an ongoing investigation.
“Just for this drug trafficking organization, 87 overdoses in Anne Arundel County – seven of them fatal. So you don’t realize the reach that goes around and as much as lots of people in Baltimore say it starts in Baltimore, it comes from Baltimore, but as they highlighted – it came from New York,” Col. William Pallozzi, of the Maryland State Police, said.