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Md. State Police Arrest 4 in Heroin Case

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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.

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