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Crisfield Police Arrest Alleged Head of 'Florida Boyz'

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Eddie Steward Neal Eddie Steward Neal
William Ames William Ames
Ronnie Townsend Ronnie Townsend

CRISFIELD, Md.– Police say they have arrested the alleged head of the "Florida Boyz," an ongoing drug operation in Crisfield.

Crisfield police said that on Wednesday, officers from the department, with the assistance of the Somerset County Sheriff's Office, arrested 32-year-old Eddie Steward Neal, of Sackertown Road in Crisfield, when they raided a home at 3145 Sackertown Road. Neal has been charged with multiple counts of distribution of CDS on a sealed grand jury indictment.

Neal is being held without bail.

Police said Neal has a history of dealing CDS and has been charged multiple times in Florida with distribution. He will be prosecuted as a three felon with a possibility of 25 years to life in prison.

In addition to Neal, police say they also arrested 56-year-old Willie Ames, of Somers Cove Apartments in Crisfield, during the raid. Ames, who police said goes by the nickname "Bootsie," is charged with multiple counts of CDS distribution and is being held on $500,000 bail.

Police said 33-year-old Ronnie Townsend, also of Somers Cove Apartments in Crisfield, was arrested during last week's drug raids and has now been charged on a grand jury indictment warrant. His bail on the additional charges is $100,000.

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