Maryland law enforcement officials have recently made arrests connected
to a suspected drug distribution ring. Police say that this drug distribution
ring moved cocaine throughout Queen Anne's County and the Mid-Shore
area. An investigation involving several government agencies spanned six
months and eventually discovered the supposed drug distribution ring.
The Maryland State Police, county drug task force, county sheriff's
office and the State Attorney's office assisted with this investigation.
Most details of the investigation were not mentioned, but police have
said that they believe that a few pounds of cocaine was moved through
the area over the course of a few months. The three men who were arrested
are believed to have been in charge of the distribution of drugs.
The men face a variety of charges, including
drug possession, intent to distribute and other drug-related offenses. It is not clear
what evidence led law enforcement to focus on these three men. Police
have claimed that they confiscated a certain amount of drugs, but it is
not stated if the drugs were directly connected with any of the three
men. At this point, the men will wait for a hearing or trial and have
not yet been found guilty of any crimes.
Facing criminal charges can be overwhelming, especially when the charges
are connected with drug distribution. The men are considered innocent
in the eyes of the law because they have not been convicted, and they
have the right to present a criminal defense to fight these charges. The
defendants could choose to challenge any of the evidence that is brought
against them, which may include the evidence gathered during the investigation.
Source: The Star Democrat, "Police arrest suspects in drug distribution network", , May 21, 2014