On Thursday, the Baltimore-area Drug Enforcement Administration pulled over a vehicle traveling on I-95 and ended up seizing over 90 pounds of heroin, according to court records.
Special Agent Todd Edwards estimated the heroin to have a street value of over $9 million.
Baltimore police had been investigating a 53-year-old Baltimore man after receiving an anonymous tip of a possible drug transaction. Police had been tracking Perry Brown’s phone since the tip was received.According to the court records, Brown’s phone was traced to a truck stop in the 8800 block of Washington Boulevard in Jessup. Investigators watched Brown remove two large bags from a semi-trailer truck and place them in his car. Brown was followed onto I-95 until Maryland Transportation Authority Police pulled him over near the I-195 exit for an alleged traffic violation.
The two bags containing 41 kilograms of heroin stored inside of cellophane and secured with tape and three cellphones was recovered.
DEA arrested Brown, along with two other men – Alfredo Manuel Nevares, 41, of Utah and Juan Olvera Morales, 34, of Idaho – who were involved in the transaction. Nevares was driving the semi-trailer truck, while Morales was directing him where to park in truck stop parking lot.
Investigators searched hotel rooms and the semi-trailer truck, but no additional drugs were found.
All three suspects were charged with conspiracy to distribute narcotics and the intent to distribute narcotics, court records show. They are facing up to 20 years in prison.
On Thursday, Morales, Nevares and Brown were taken into custody temporarily, pending a hearing scheduled for next week.