Maryland Brothers Charged In Connection With Drug Scheme

Acting U.S. Attorney Stephen M. Schenning announced Friday two men, brothers, were indicted on charges related to a drug scheme.

Twenty-year-old Calum Thomas and 21-year-old Christian Thomas, both of Annapolis, Maryland, were charged with possession of a firearm and distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.

PrisonThe defendants allegedly distributed cocaine, marijuana and heroin in and around Annapolis. The men also allegedly burglarized specific residents to steal drugs, attempted to rob and robbed their customers and other drug traffickers of drug proceeds and drugs, according to the indictment.

Additionally, the charges include the fatal shooting of a 55-year-old man who had not ties to drug activity. The men utilized a .357 caliber Magnum six-shot revolver to kill the victim, according to the indictment.

If convicted, both defendants face a maximum 20-year prison sentence for conspiracy. Calum Thomas faces a maximum sentence of life in prison for possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Christian Thomas faces a maximum life sentence for possessing and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

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