A man who is suspected of playing an active role in a drug cartel is facing drug charges after an arrest in West Baltimore. Police claim that the man is connected to a drug ring suspected of trafficking a significant amount of drugs into the area. The arrest came after a lengthy investigation by Maryland police, but it is not clear the specific drug charges he faces.
After executing four search warrants, police confiscated over half a million dollars and drugs. The type of drugs and other details of the search warrant are not specified. In fact, it is not clear on what basis the search warrants were granted.
The man who was arrested was found with a significant amount of money in his home, amounting to approximately $400,000. The search warrant included four homes in total, including that of the defendant. He is accused of serving as the leader of a large drug operation responsible for bringing heroin and cocaine into the West Baltimore area. Police say that the drug operation has been under investigation for a significant amount of time.
The drug charges that the man could face in Maryland are potentially serious and could carry severe consequences if he is convicted. However, the man has the right to question any of the evidence brought against him. It is possible that there are issues with the prosecution's case, the search warrant that yielded the evidence and more. A careful examination of the entire case is the best way for the man to determine all options and the best way to proceed. He is innocent until proved guilty.
Source: CBS Baltimore, Police: Kingpin Arrested, $650,000 Cash Seized In Lochearn Drug Bust, No author, Jan. 22, 2014