Police bust D.C., Md., drug ring
Authorities on Thursday arrested 11 people in connection with a drug ring operating from the Potomac Gardens Housing complex and other District neighborhoods, D.C. police officials said Friday.
Authorities said the suspects are charged in connection with a conspiracy to distribute over $230,000 worth of heroin, cocaine, and crack cocaine in the District of Columbia and Maryland.
As part of the local and federal investigation, officers and agents early Thursday morning executed three search warrants in the District and two in Prince George's County, authorities said. Authorities confiscated about 859 grams of heroin as well as cocaine, about $8,000 in cash and two handguns.
Police identified the defendants as Matthew Joseph, Kahil Daniel, Joseph Richardson, Roland Matthews, Rodney Shipley, Heyward Sanders, James Leak, Terrance Brown, Ronald Thomas, Ronald Hunt, and Savonya Smith. Two additional suspects remain at large.
The investigation resulted from the Safe Streets Task Force, a partnership between District police, U.S. Park Police and the FBI to target violent drug trafficking in the District.
-- Maria Glod
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