BALTIMORE — Two Baltimore County men have been indicted on federal charges of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, distribution of controlled substances, possession with intent to distribute drugs near a school, maintaining a drug-involved premises as well as firearms charges.
According to the indictment, 26-year-old Deandrew Laquan Jones of Towson and 28-year-old Tyrell Daront Curry of Baltimore distributed fentanyl, heroin and cocaine between December 2018 to February 2019.
On February 22, Jones allegedly possessed those drugs and intended to distribute within 1,000 feet of an elementary school. The indictment also alleges that during the time, Jones used an apartment in Parkville to manufacture and distribute fentanyl, heroin, crack cocaine and powder cocaine.
Also, as alleged in the indictment, Jones illegally possessed firearms and ammunition in furtherance of drug trafficking.
If convicted, Jones faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life in prison for the conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute.
He also faces a minimum of five years and up to 80 years in prison for possession with intent to distribute drugs within 1,000 feet of a school; a maximum of 20 years in prison for maintaining a drug-involved premises and for distribution of drugs; a maximum of 10 years in prison for being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition; and a mandatory minimum of five years and a maximum sentence of life in prison for possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking.
If convicted, Curry faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison for the conspiracy, and a maximum of 20 years in prison for both possession with intent to distribute heroin, and for distribution of cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl.
Jones and Curry are being detained pending a hearing scheduled for July 5 and July 8 respectively.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.