[quote="Qdawg"]Maryland Police Seek Rapper Accused Of Supplying Alleged Md. Drug Ring
BALTIMORE, Maryland -- After a yearlong investigation, Maryland authorities announced the arrests of a Cecil County, Maryland family and others who they accuse of importing Cocaine into Maryland and allegedly planned to resell the drugs in Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Maryland authorities have seized over $200,000 and various amounts of Cocaine and Marijuana during traffic stops and executions of at least seven search warrants. And Maryland State Police are looking for a rap singer who they say helped supply the drug ring allegedly run by a Conowingo-area family.
Nichols, 21, turned himself in to authorities on Wednesday and authorities said he posted his $100,000 bond Thursday morning. He faces charges that include drug kingpin, Cocaine distribution, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute large amounts of Cocaine and conspiracy to import Cocaine into the state.
Maryland authorities observed Richard Harris meet with Nichols in the Perryville area. Harris, 27, is a rap recording artist from Philadelphia known as "Filthy Rich." Police believe he was the Nichols' family primary supplier. Maryland police said officers later stopped Harris on Interstate 95 and seized $45,500. Authorities charged Harris with Marijuana possession, but he posted bond at that time.
Investigators anticipate additional charges and more arrests to come as the investigation continues. Maryland authorities continue to search for Richard Harris and ask anyone with additional information to call the Cecil County Drug Task Force by dialing (410) 392-0880.[/quote]
Nine Indicted In Suspected Cocaine Ring
BALTIMORE -- Nine men have been indicted in a suspected cocaine and crack cocaine ring in Elkton.
The indictment was handed down by a Baltimore grand jury in May, but announced Wednesday. It included five men from Cecil County, two from Pennsylvania and one each from Delaware and Arizona.
The indictments came after the 2005 conviction of Richard Harris, 30, of Philadelphia, who admitted to giving cocaine and crack cocaine to distributors in Cecil County. The nine men incited this year are accused of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine between 2004 and April 2006.
The indicted Maryland men include Hassan Hopkins, 33, Dequan Copeland, 27, Tylon Estep, 27, and Lemonte Brown, 29 -- all of Elkton -- and Nigel John-Baptiste, 44, of North East. Copeland, Estep and one other man remain at large.