A drug ring had enough Fentanyl to kill 200,000 people and now 29 people are facing indictment in connection to the case.
The feds also seized $935,000 and a cache of firearms from the suspects.
“The defendants are allegedly members of six different drug crews, each using a different name for their drugs,” including Bullseye, Dirty Sprite, Lamar Jackson and Master P., the U. S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland said in a news release obtained by FrontPageDetectives.
The Department of Justice’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force also seized cocaine, heroin, and $70,000 worth of Rolexes and other luxury jewelry from the crews that allegedly operated in a several-block area in Baltimore.
Fentanyl is an opioid that is often mixed with other drugs to enhance the effects. But, a small dosage can become fatal.
Law enforcement has arrested 23 of the 29 suspects. One is believed to be dead.
“All too often, guns and drugs go hand in hand — and both tragically are killing a lot of people in Baltimore,” Acting United States Attorney Jonathan F. Lenzner noted, according to the release.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said, “We know that drug trafficking fuels violence in our communities and we must remain vigilant in combating these criminals who continue to contribute to overdose deaths in our city.”
The defendants face conspiracy, drug distribution and firearms charges.