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Posted on: March 29, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Frederick Police Charge 6 Suspects in Drug Investigation (DEU)

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Six people have been arrested after a three-month-long drug investigation in Frederick City…

An investigation into a drug trafficking ring by the Frederick Police’s Drug Enforcement Unit began in December 2017 after receiving numerous complaints and tips on the illegal activities of Artez Smallwood and his associates. During this investigation, Detectives put in a large number of hours on surveillance as well as a conducted a number of controlled buys in the process.

On March 28th 2018, detectives with the Drug Enforcement Unit and Street Crimes Unit executed the final search warrant in this investigation at an address on Terry Court after observing a a controlled purchase of crack cocaine from Larry Bowens.  Bowens was taken into custody where an additional quantity of crack cocaine was located on his person. 

Six people were arrested on drug trafficking charges from the investigation where 150 grams of cocaine, 7 grams of crack cocaine, 81 grams of heroin, over 100 grams of marijuana, prescription pills and around $8,500 in US currency was seized. 

Staub and Boone were placed under arrest after a traffic stop by members of the Drug Enforcement Unit and Street Crimes Unit on February 16, 2018.  Also on that same day a warrant service was executed on Kamara’s residence where crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia where located.  All individuals implicated in this group had varying levels of involvement in the organization, but worked together to distribute dangerous drugs to residents of Frederick City and Frederick County. 

The arrests and charges include;

Artez Smallwood;

February 2, 2018 Distro Crack Cocaine

February 2, 2018 PWID Crack cocaine  

February 2, 2018 Possession Crack cocaine

February 16, 2018 PWID Crack cocaine

February 16, 2018 Possession Crack cocaine

February 16, 2018 Conspiracy to distribute cocaine

February 16, 2018 Conspiracy to distribute heroin

March 20, 2018, Conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine

March 24, 2018 Conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine

March 28, 2018 Conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine

He was also arrested on 3/19/2018 by Frederick Police Department’s Patrol Division for PWID crack cocaine and possession crack cocaine.

Brenda Staub;

February 16, 2018 Possession of heroin, large amount

February 16, 2018 PWID Heroin

February 16, 2018 PWID Cocaine

February 16, 2018 Possession Heroin

February 16, 2018 Possession Cocaine

February 16, 2018 PWID Heroin within 1000 feet of School

February 16, 2018 PWID Cocaine within 1000 feet of School

February 16, 2018 Possession Crack Cocaine

Mark Boone;

February 16, 2018 Possession of heroin, large amount

February 16, 2018 PWID Heroin

February 16, 2018 PWID Cocaine

February 16, 2018 Possession Heroin

February 16, 2018 Possession Cocaine

February 16, 2018 PWID Heroin within 1000 feet of School

February 16, 2018 PWID Cocaine within 1000 feet of School

Larry Bowens;

March 24, 2018 Distribution of Crack Cocaine

March 24, 2018 PWID Crack Cocaine

March 24, 2018 Possession Crack Cocaine

March 24, 2018 PWID Crack Cocaine with 1000 feet of School

March 24, 2018 Distribution of Crack Cocaine in School Zone

March 27, 2018 Distribution of Crack Cocaine

March 27, 2018 PWID Crack Cocaine

March 27, 2018 Possession Crack Cocaine

March 27, 2018 PWID Crack Cocaine with 1000 feet of School

March 27, 2018 Distribution of Crack Cocaine in School Zone

March 28, 2018 PWID Crack Cocaine

March 28, 2018 Possession Crack Cocaine

March 28, 2018 PWID Marijuana

March 28, 2018 Possession Prescription

Lisa Willhide;

February 16, 2018 Possession Cocaine

February 16, 2018 Possession Heroin

Souleymane Kamara;

February 16, 2018 Possession Crack Cocaine

February 16, 2018 Possession Drug Paraphernalia

This Investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming from this case. 

Case#: 2018-011838

Incident Type: Drug Investigation

Author of release: Sgt. Reed Preece @ 240-608-5271 or rpreece@frederickmdpolice.org

Public Information Contact: Michele Bowman 301-600-2091

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