Maryland police arrested 10 people, including a drug kingpin, in connection with a lengthy investigation that led to the seizure of $2 million worth of cocaine, the largest cocaine bust in Anne Arundel County Police Department history.
Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown made the announcement Thursday, saying drug traffickers were operating in and around Severn and Glen Burnie, and could face up to 22 counts, including conspiracy to distribute, possession of narcotics with intent to distribute and allegations of firearms.
Along with more than 40 pounds of cocaine, members of the Anne Arundel County Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Unit seized nearly two dozen firearms and several other drugs, including heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamine and MDMA.
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“We are determined to disrupt the drug and illegal arms trade that threatens the safety of our neighborhoods,” Brown said. “I promised the people of Maryland that my office would work with local law enforcement to improve public safety. I want to commend the members of the Anne Arundel County Police Department and the DEA for their tireless efforts and dedication to protecting our communities .”
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Maryland police arrested 10 people, including a drug lord in the largest cocaine seizure in Anne Arundel County history. (Anne Arundel County Police Department)
Investigators have identified and tracked several drug traffickers in the county, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office.
Detectives obtained and executed search and seizure warrants at the homes of Drameek Wallace, 23, of Severn; Kirk Nowlin, 32, of Glen Burnie; Raymond Eggleston, 63, of Severn; Charles Thomas, 35, of Baltimore; Maurice Dorsey, 42, of Glen Burnie; Donna Carpenter, 33, of Glen Burnie; and Darryl Henson, 45, of Severn, in which detectives said they recovered cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and firearms.
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Maryland police seized more than 40 pounds of cocaine in Anne Arundel County, worth approximately $2 million. (Anne Arundel County Police Department)
Following the execution of the warrants, investigators searched for the supplier of the drugs, learning that Dorsey and Henson would both receive cocaine from Clayton Mooring, 42, of Glen Burnie.
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Mooring, the release said, was identified as a “kingpin” cocaine distributor in the county.
Detectives followed Mooring’s activities to learn how he brought large amounts of cocaine into Anne Arundel County, and found that he allegedly imported cocaine from Houston, Texas, which was stashed in vehicles that were transported on auto transporters.
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Maryland police seized firearms, ammunition and several types of drugs as part of a lengthy investigation that resulted in the seizure of more than 40 pounds of cocaine. (Anne Arundel County Police Department)
Anne Arundel County police intercepted a vehicle being transported from Texas to Mooring’s business on April 7 that contained about 17 grams of cocaine, the release said.
The vehicle contained packages of cocaine sewn into seat cushions. Detectives conducted another search and seizure of Mooring’s business, which would have led to the seizure of another 1.5 kilograms of cocaine, bringing the total amount value up to $2 million.
The investigation also resulted in the acquisition of 21 firearms, including two stolen handguns and a “ghost gun”.
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Mooring was indicted on 16 counts, including conspiracy to import cocaine into the state, possession of a large amount of cocaine and conspiracy to participate in a financial transaction involving drug proceeds.
Also indicted on various charges were Tacoma Sanders, 43, of Baltimore, Dorsey, Carpenter, Nowlin, Eggleston, Henson, Tony Horne Jr., 42, of Severn, and Wallace.
Greg Wehner is a breaking news reporter for Fox News Digital.