Drug Task Force Sweeps 27 in Dragnet; Was Shrink Crazy to Throw Away Practice?

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Craig Charles Krause, psychiatrist from Gainesville, Virginia, was arrested with 27 others as part of Operation Breaking Bars

Craig Charles Krause, psychiatrist from Gainesville, Virginia, was arrested with 27 others as part of Operation Breaking Bars

WAS THIS SHRINK CRAZY TO RISK HIS CAREER?

MANASSAS, VA.  VIRGINIA — Craig Charles Krause, from Gainesville, Virginia, was arrested with 27 others as part of Operation Breaking Bars.  Police say that during October of 2015, detectives from the Prince William-Manassas City-Manassas Park Narcotics Task Force, with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Haymarket Police Department, began investigating a group of suspects in Prince William County who were allegedly involved in the import and distribution of high volumes of illicit Xanax pills.

Prince William County Police say that this investigation began as the result of a previous probe by detectives from the Prince William County Police, Special Victims Unit earlier that month, as well as, information obtained from Operation Growing Pains conducted by the joint task force in the summer of 2015.

During the investigation, it was discovered that multiple suspects in Prince William County were involved in ordering illicit, and often counterfeit, Xanax from the “Dark Web,” a known online black market for websites involved in criminal activity. These suspects would purchase the narcotics and then ship them to Prince William County for the purpose of redistribution. Detectives further discovered that suspects involved in this investigation would order large quantities of Xanax at a time and that the majority of the individuals purchasing from these suspects were in their teens and early 20s.

As a result of this investigation, detectives learned that one of the suspects was actively distributing medication which had been prescribed to them by a doctor, identified as Craig Charles KRAUSE, in Gainesville. Beginning in February of 2016, detectives made contact with the doctor on multiple occasions to advise him that the medication prescribed was being abused and distributed by the individual. The doctor refused to cease the prescribing of the medication. Additionally, detectives discovered that the doctor had prescribed medication to several of the individuals involved in the operation and that one of the suspects had sold Xanax to an undercover detective during Operation Growing Pains in 2015. On August 9, 2016, search warrants were executed at the doctor’s office at 7544 Gardner Park Drive in Gainesville (Lake Manassas Medical Psychiatry) as well as his office at 5675 Stone Road, Suite 320 in Centerville (Fairfax Mental Health). Upon a search post-arrest, the doctor was found to be in possession of suspected Hydrocodone and a firearm.

Over the course of several months, the Prince William-Manassas-Manassas Park Narcotics Task Force, the Prince William County Police Street Crimes Unit, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Harrisonburg R.U.S.H. Drug Task Force executed a total of 15 search warrants in western Prince William County and in the Harrisonburg, Virginia area regarding this investigation. A total of 28 suspects were identified and charged in connection to this investigation. As a result of this extensive investigation, 27 of the suspects have been arrested. These suspects are allegedly responsible for the distribution of thousands of Xanax pills in Prince William County, as well as in other parts of the country.

As a result of the searches, evidence was recovered supporting the involvement in the import and distribution of narcotics. Additionally, multiple computers, marijuana, narcotics paraphernalia, large quantities of suspected Xanax and Hydrocodone pills, firearms, packaging material, large quantities of marijuana wax and U.S. Currency were also recovered.

As a result of the searches, evidence was recovered supporting the involvement in the import and distribution of narcotics. Additionally, multiple computers, marijuana, narcotics paraphernalia, large quantities of suspected Xanax and Hydrocodone pills, firearms, packaging material, large quantities of marijuana wax and U.S. Currency were also recovered. The charges in this investigation include distribution of narcotics, money laundering, and related weapons charges. Cooperation continues with the Prince William County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and the United States Attorney’s Office.

“TOR browser”, “Onion websites”, “Bitcoin” services, and suspicious packages being delivered to their residences. These items are routinely consistent with use of the “Dark Web” to order illicit narcotics.

The Prince William County Police Department would like to continue reminding parents to be aware of their children’s computer use, more specifically, monitoring the use of the “TOR browser”, “Onion websites”, “Bitcoin” services, and suspicious packages being delivered to their residences. These items are routinely consistent with use of the “Dark Web” to order illicit narcotics. Additionally, Xanax has become increasingly popular with teens and young adults as a “party drug” and has a high potential for abuse with that age group. Abuse of these narcotics raises concerns of addiction, which can lead to seizures and life-threatening conditions, as well as a potential for overdoses. Xanax abuse is also known to cause blackouts and has been used as a “date rape” style drug, due to the victims having no control of their bodies during this period, as well as having little to no memory of the event.

Suspect Information Arrest Information
Name Age Address Picture Charges Status
Abdullah, Luqman Salim Virginia drug ring arrest August 2016

Abdullah, Luqman Salim Virginia drug ring arrest

Abdullah, Luqman Salim

21 9651 Laurencekirk Place, Bristow 18.2-250 Possession of a Scheduled I or II Narcotic Charged in October of 2015
Abdullah, Nashuran Salim, 19, 9651 Laurencekirk Place, Bristow VA drug ring arrest

Abdullah, Nashuran Salim, 19, 9651 Laurencekirk Place, Bristow VA drug ring arrest

Abdullah, Nashuran Salim

19 9651 Laurencekirk Place, Bristow 18.2-248 Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule IV Narcotic

18.2-250 Possession of a Scheduled I or II Narcotic (x2)

Charged in October of 2015
Aguirre, Omar Alexander, Virginia drug ring arrest

Aguirre, Omar Alexander, Virginia drug ring arrest

Aguirre, Omar Alexander

20 5602 Mendelmore Way, Haymarket 18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule IV Narcotic

18.2-246.3 Money Laundering

Arrested on 08/10/2016
Al-Birmani, Maad Sahib drug ring arrest in Va.

Al-Birmani, Maad Sahib drug ring arrest in Va.

Al-Birmani, Maad Sahib

59 5316 Chaffins Farm Court, Haymarket 18.2-250 Possession of a Schedule IV Narcotic

18.2-250.1 Possession of Marijuana

Arrested on 08/10/2016
Al-Birmani, Mohammed Hamza drug ring arrest in Va.

Al-Birmani, Mohammed Hamza drug ring arrest in Va.

Al-Birmani, Mohammed Hamza

19 5316 Chaffins Farm Court, Haymarket 18.2-248 Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule IV Narcotic (x3)

18.2-250 Possession of a Schedule I or II Narcotic

18.2-308.4 Possession of a Firearm with Narcotics

18.2-461 Filing a False Police Report

Arrested on 08/10/2016
Ansah, Justice Edward PWCPD drug ring Xanax

Ansah, Justice Edward PWCPD drug ring Xanax

Ansah, Justice Edward

20 11818 Medway Church Loop, Manassas 18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule IV Narcotic Arrested on 08/10/2016
Beyzadeh, Aras Virginia drug ring distribution

Beyzadeh, Aras Virginia drug ring distribution

Beyzadeh, Aras

22 3173 Ranger Road #101, Fairfax 18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule IV Narcotic Arrested on 08/10/2016
Collins, Ely Gabriel 21 12168 Paper Birch Lane Gainesville 18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule IV Narcotic

18.2-308.4 Possession of a Firearm with Narcotics

18.2-248 Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I or II Narcotic

Arrested on 08/10/2016
Cooper, Gabrielle Leigh 18 15713 Spyglass Hill Loop, Gainesville 18.2-248 Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I or II Narcotic

18.2-248.1 Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana

Charged in December of 2015
Dandrea, Ryan Kimball 23 13369 Piedmont Vista Drive, Haymarket 18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule IV Narcotic (x2)

18.2-248 Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule IV Narcotic

Arrested on 08/10/2016
Ebrahimi, Arya 20 15823 Spyglass Hill Loop, Gainesville 18.2-248 Distribution of a Schedule I or II Narcotic (x3)

18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule IV Narcotic (x2)

18.2-204.2 Manufacture/Sell Fictitious Identification (x2)

18.2-246.3 Money Laundering (x2)

Arrested on 08/10/2016
Evans, Derek John 22 2628 Alvey Drive, Haymarket 18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule IV Narcotic (x2) Arrested on 08/10/2016

 

Suspect Information Arrest Information
Name Age Address Picture Charges Status
Herrick, Raymond Carl 22 6405 Ashby Grove Loop, Haymarket 18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule IV Narcotic

18.2-258.1 Prescription Fraud

Arrested on 08/11/2016
Holtslag, Lior Aryevan 19 14485 Sedona Drive, Gainesville 18.2-248 Distribute a Schedule IV Narcotic Arrested on 08/10/2016
Jaghori, Naweed 19  18028 Densworth Mews, Gainesville 18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule IV Narcotic Arrested on 08/10/2016
Krause, Craig Charles 55 8219 Roxborough Loop Gainesville 18.2-248 Distribution of a Schedule I or II Narcotic (x6)

18.2-250 Possession of a Schedule I or II Narcotic

18.2-248 Distribution of a Schedule IV Narcotic

18.2-308.4 Possession of a Firearm with Narcotics

Arrested on 08/10/2016
Leonard, Paul John III 22 15057 Sawgrass Place, Haymarket 18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule IV Narcotic Arrested on 08/10/2016
Metwally, Tarik Sayed 23 15122 Danehurst Circle, Gainesville 18.2-250 Possession of a Schedule I or II Narcotic

18.2-248 18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule IV Narcotic

Arrested on 08/10/2016
Mohdahmed, Mohamed 20 8432 Tackhouse Loop, Gainesville 18.2-250 Possession of a Schedule I or II Narcotic Arrested on 08/10/2016
Morning, Ryan Christopher Jr. 20 Last known address:

8300 block of Pedigrue Court, Gainesville

18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule IV Narcotic (x3) WANTED
Muradi, Omer Kawa 20 10044 Naughton Court, Bristow 18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule I or II Narcotic (x2) Arrested on 08/10/2016
Orozco Rotela, Pedro Agustin 21 8517 Coronation Lane, Bristow 18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule IV Narcotic Arrested on 08/10/2016
Rabung, Beau Michael 22 14628 Lilva Drive Centreville, VA 18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule IV Narcotic Arrested on 08/10/2016
Shaffer, Matthew Perry 22 16094 Simon Kenton Road, Haymarket 18.2-248 Distribute a Schedule IV Narcotic (x2) Arrested on 08/10/2016

 

Suspect Information Arrest Information
Name Age Address Picture Charges Status
Siegismund, Charles Richard 20 15092 Valhalla Court, Haymarket, VA 18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule IV Narcotic Arrested on 08/10/2016
Wray, Jesse Thomas 23 11309 Hazelwood Drive, Nokesville 18.2-248 Distribute a Schedule IV Narcotic Charged in May of 2015
Juvenile Male

(at the time of arrest)

17 Haymarket 18.2-248 Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule IV Narcotic Charged in January of 2016
Juvenile Female (at the time of arrest) 17 Gainesville 18.2-248 Possession of a Schedule I or II Narcotic

18.2-250 Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule I or II Narcotic

Charged in December of 2015

 

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