Officials announced on Monday that numerous Virginia and Maryland agencies took down a huge heroin trafficking operation, resulting in the arrest of 11 people.
WJLA reports that the 11 suspects allegedly involved in a massive drug trafficking ring, were busted on March 11, when a number of law enforcement agencies from Maryland and Virginia performed a sting operation on several residential homes. Along with seizing a substantial amount of cocaine and heroin, authorities seized at least 11 firearms, 7 pounds of marijuana, vehicles, $18,000 in cash, and 19 grams of PCP.
According to Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, fighting drug use and drug distribution is his top priority, as well as educating the public on the dangers of drug use.
“Fighting heroin and opioid abuse has been one of my top priorities as attorney general, and the cooperation and collaboration in this case shows that Northern Virginia shares that commitment. Enforcement is an important part of our comprehensive strategy, alongside robust prevention, education, and treatment resources for those who are battling addiction or may be at risk of abusing heroin or prescription drugs.”
The following suspects were arrested for various drug trafficking, conspiracy to distribute, and racketeering charges:
- Anthony D. Terry, 57, of Dumfries
- Robert E. Hunt, 54, of Alexandria
- Gregory Taylor, 43, of Ft Washington, MD
- Tyrone Washington, 37, of Ft Washington, MD
- Tony S. Mann, 55, of Alexandria
- Albert B. Taylor, 60, of Alexandria
- Tony D. Smith, 31, of Woodbridge
- Jaqueline D. McBride, 61, of Fairfax County
- Richard C. Williams Jr., 63, of Alexandria
- Dwayne Mann, 56, of Alexandria
- Ronald Morton 39, of Clinton, MD
The suspects’ cases are scheduled to be prosecuted by e City of Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney and the Office of the Virginia Attorney General, jointly.
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