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Police discover Baltimore murder suspects already in jail for drug charges

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Posted at 2:53 PM, Feb 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 19:53:34-05

BALTIMORE — Two men are facing a slew of charges after being accused of carrying drugs, large amounts of cash, and murder.

On Saturday night around 10:20 p.m., officers were called to the 400 block of Imla Street for a report of an unresponsive male. On the scene, they found 37-year-old Santos Medrano, unresponsive, with a head injury. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Detectives believed the murder stemmed from an attempted robbery.

Only a couple hours later, two men, 21-year-old Efrain Torres-Eusebio and 20-year-old Alberto Santiago-Miguel, were arrested in Frederick after a traffic stop led to the discovery of 8.9 grams of cocaine and marijuana, as well as over $14,000 in cash. Maryland State Police troopers also found a loaded Smith and Wesson .22 caliber revolver, and a Smith and Wesson 9mm semi-automatic handgun.

Both men were arrested, charged, and then transported to Frederick County Central Booking.

While all of this was happening, police were investigating the homicide in Baltimore and discovered both Torres-Eusebio and Santiago-Miguel were also suspects in that murder. Warrants were issued for both men, but then police discovered they were already in custody in Frederick County.

Torres-Eusebio and Santiago-Miguel are currently in Frederick and will eventually be moved to Baltimore. Detectives from the Baltimore Police Department are continuing to work with the Maryland State Police.