Narcotics Task Force arrests suspected dealer linked to several heroin overdoses in Harford County

BEL AIR, Md. - After a lengthy, covert investigation members of the Harford County Narcotics Task Force arrested a suspected drug dealer linked to several overdoses.

The task force arrested Koran Peoples of Baltimore on December 7 of last year after executing a search warrant on his car. Inside, officers found nearly 70 grams of suspected heroin.

The Task Force then searched Peoples' two homes, one on Frankford Avenue and another on West Lexington Street.

At the home on West Lexington, officers seized 900 grams of heroin with a street value of $110,000 along with $405,000 in cash and other items used in heroin distribution.

Peoples was initially charged in Baltimore and has since been federally indicted for Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.

“This is a significant arrest and seizure of heroin and cash from a major player in the city that is trafficking and dealing this dangerous and deadly drug to our citizens here in Harford County," said Captain Lee Dunbar, Commander of the HCNTF.  "Our mission is to get these dealers, these killers, off our streets and for a very long time.”

The Harford County Task Force is comprised of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, Aberdeen Police Department, Bel Air Police Department, Havre de Grace Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Harford County States Attorney’s Office.

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