Baltimore, Maryland – A federal grand jury has indicted 19 Baltimore men on federal charges related to an alleged drug distribution conspiracy operating in Northwest Baltimore near the intersection of Liberty Heights Avenue and Garrison Boulevard. The indictment was returned on June 27, 2019, and was unsealed today upon the execution of search warrants and the arrests of the defendants. The following defendants, all from Baltimore, are charged in the indictment:
Brandon Crawford, a/k/a Goat, age 38;
Robert Anderson, a/k/a Rock, age 46;
Daryl Burke, age 23;
Linwood Davis, age 23;
Marcus Hall, a/k/a Pill, age 18;
Lewis Hayward, a/k/a Junebug, age 59;
Antonio Johnson, a/k/a Sosa and Tony, age 26;
Christopher Jones, age 24;
Robert Jones, age 37;
Moses Lewis, a/k/a Moe, age 35;
Ronald McCormick, a/k/a Sleezy, age 36;
Donald McNeill, age 35;
Michael Mercer, age 32;
James Murray, a/k/a Crazy James, age 21;
Jermaine Porter, a/k/a Pistol, age 27;
Ivan Potts, a/k/a Spottie, age 33;
Sean Weston, age 52;
Donte White, age 30; and
Michael Williams, a/k/a Mega, age 28.
Another defendant, also named Michael Williams, age 28, of Baltimore was arrested today and charged by criminal complaint.
The federal charges were announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Assistant Special Agent in Charge Don A. Hibbert of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office; and Commissioner Michael Harrison of the Baltimore Police Department.
“Armed drug traffickers are on notice that federal, state and local law enforcement are working together to target leaders and key members of violent gangs operating in Baltimore City,” said U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur. “We will not tolerate those who peddle death through drugs and gun violence in our neighborhoods. Gun crime can lead to federal time, where there is no parole—ever. Please put down the gun. You’ll save a life, maybe even your own.”
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