Md. State Police Arrest 4 in Heroin Case - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Md. State Police Arrest 4 in Heroin Case

Posted: Updated:
DENTON, Md. (AP/WBOC)- Maryland State Police say they expect more arrests after four people were charged in an in an effort to dismantle a drug trafficking organization on the Eastern Shore.

Police announced Monday that the organization was responsible for distributing heroin and a variety of other drugs throughout the Upper Shore region.

Police said 27-year-old Byron S. Drummond, 25-year-old Joseph C. Dean and 22-year-old Taylor E. Gibson, all of Denton, have been charged with being a drug kingpin, possessing a large amount of heroin and related offenses. Police also said 36-year-old Gary T. Kess Jr., of Windsor Mill, is charged with possession of a large amount of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute narcotics and related offenses. They were arrested last week and are being held without bail.

Police said that during the investigation, 13 search warrants were served in Caroline County. Authorities said evidence recovered during the investigation included seven handguns, one rifle, more than 230 grams of heroin, and quantities of cocaine, marijuana, oxycodone and suboxone.  Police also said they recovered more than $42,000 in cash and eight vehicles believed to be related to the drug distribution operation.

An additional suspect, identified as Bobby Jackson of Delaware, was arrested by Delaware State Police after Maryland authorities sent information developed in the investigation.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Chincoteague Gearing Up for 89th Annual Pony Swim

    Chincoteague Gearing Up for 89th Annual Pony Swim

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:51:51 GMT
    Many people are very excited to see the Saltwater Cowboys swim the ponies from Assateague Island to Chincoteague Island tomorrow, and a lot of people have traveled from all over the country to see it.More
    Many people are very excited to see the Saltwater Cowboys swim the ponies from Assateague Island to Chincoteague Island tomorrow, and a lot of people have traveled from all over the country to see it.More
  • Bayhealth and PRMC Form Joint Venture

    Bayhealth and PRMC Form Joint Venture

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:24:34 GMT
    Delmarva's two largest health systems announced Tuesday they are joining forces.More
    Delmarva's two largest health systems announced Tuesday they are joining forces.
    More
  • Indian River School District Voices Concern Over Immigrant Children

    Indian River School District Voices Concern Over Immigrant Children

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:58:33 GMT
    In a Monday school board meeting, the Indian River School District voiced concern over the 117 immigrant children who are now being housed in Delaware, as they wait for their deportation hearings. Indian River has the largest hispanic population in the county, and it's board members said that the newcomers could mean problems for the school district. School board member Donald Hattier is the one who recommended that this discussion be put on the meeting's agenda.More
    In a Monday school board meeting, the Indian River School District voiced concern over the 117 immigrant children who are now being housed in Delaware, as they wait for their deportation hearings. Indian River has the largest hispanic population in the county, and it's board members said that the newcomers could mean problems for the school district. School board member Donald Hattier is the one who recommended that this discussion be put on the meeting's agenda.More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service