A 29-year-old man from Baltimore who law enforcement suspect of belonging to the Bloods gang awaits his appearance in court after a police search allegedly uncovered drugs and guns associated with him. The Maryland State Police took him into custody in Curtis Bay as part of the agency's effort to address crimes taking place in the region. In conjunction with local Anne Arundel County Police and the Department of Homeland Security, state police executed a search warrant at a residence in the 4500 block of Pennington Ave.
Police reported finding heroin, powdered and crack cocaine, prescription opioids, marijuana, synthetic marijuana and two handguns. Authorities have charged him with distributing dangerous controlled substances, possessing those substances and violating weapons laws.
State police initially held him at the Maryland State Police Glen Burnie Barrack before taking him to Baltimore to be booked into jail. His case has yet to appear on the online court schedule, and he may not yet have an attorney.
By contacting an attorney, a person who has been taken into custody could learn about penalties associated with drug charges and gain insights about possible defense strategies. The advocacy of an attorney at a bail hearing might improve the person's chances of obtaining release before other court appearances. After reviewing the evidence associated with a drug investigation, an attorney could recommend whether the person pursue a plea bargain or stand trial. If evidence appears questionable, challenges from an attorney might result in reduced charges or a case dismissal.
Source: The Baltimore Sun, "Maryland State Police arrest suspected gang member on drug, weapons charges", Sarah Meehan, Nov. 1, 2018