During the Month of December, members of the Frederick Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit began an investigation into Wayne Keith Murphy (DOB 04-05-1992) for distribution of cocaine. As a result of the investigation officers were able to obtain a search and seizure warrant for Murphy’s address at 1078 Carlton Place Apt TB.
On 12-27-2018, the Street Crimes Unit along with the Special Response Team served the search and seizure warrant. After the residence was secured, officers searched the apartment and located a quantity of cocaine packaged for distribution. In addition to the cocaine, officers located a loaded .32 caliber handgun. The serial number on the handgun had been purposefully obliterated making it impossible to read. Murphy was also prohibited from possessing the handgun due to being a convicted felon.
Murphy was arrested and transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center and charged with numerous offenses including possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, possession of a firearm with a felony conviction and knowingly alter a firearm ID number.
Murphy is currently being held without bond at the detention center.
Case Report Number: 2018-101067
Author of Release: SGT Jonathan Shatlock
Public Information Contact: Michele Bowman 301-600-2091