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Daily Archives: August 2, 2014

Jeremiah J. Bedwell and George W. Anderson Jr. charged with operating Heroin ring by Maryland State Police

NORTH EAST, MD) – Maryland State Police Gang Enforcement Unit investigators concluded a Cecil County drug investigation yesterday with two arrests and the recovery of more than one dozen guns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and hundreds of baggies of heroin packaged for street sales.

The suspects are identified as Jeremiah J. Bedwell, 23, and George W. Anderson Jr., 40, who both live in the 100-block of W. Huron Court, North East, Md. Bedwell is charged with possession of a large amount of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute narcotics, possession of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime, illegal possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm with a felony conviction, and possession of a rifle with a felony conviction. He was incarcerated on $200,000 bond.

Drug ring was aided by Miami cop, says federal prosecutor

The conspiracy charge against Officer Silva alleges that he aided and abetted a group of persons who were illegally growing hydroponic marijuana in numerous homes that they owned, rented, or otherwise controlled, in the south west Miami-Dade County area. The conspiracy charge further identified this group of persons as members of the Santiesteban family, and their friends and associates.

The Santiesteban family members, and a number of their friends and associates, have already been convicted in a federal prosecution brought against them in 2012 for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute over 1000 marijuana plants. They pled guilty to that charge in 2013, and are serving long prison sentences.

The conspiracy charge also alleges that Officer Silva aided and abetted the Santiesteban family members, and their friends and associates, in their marijuana growing activities by providing them with confidential MDPD information about when MDPD narcotics detectives were investigating them, and when they might have their marijuana grow houses searched, and their marijuana plants seized; and by providing advice to the Santiestebans and their friends and associates about how to avoid, deflect, frustrate, and obstruct those MDPD investigations and by providing confidential MDPD information about suspected grow houses operated by other marijuana growers, so the Santiestebans and their friends and associates could rob those grow houses of their marijuana plants.

Dirtbag Roundup: District man pleads guilty to child sex offense with Laurel child

GREENBELT, MD—Gregory King, age 28, of Washington, D.C. pleaded guilty today to traveling across state lines to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a 14 year old female and to using a computer to persuade, induce, entice and coerce the minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct.

The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Chief Richard McLaughlin of the Laurel Police Department.

According to King’s plea agreement, on October 9, 2013, he initiated a chat with the victim, a 13 year old girl, on a social networking site. The girl advertised her age on her profile page as 13. During October and November 2013, King and the victim exchanged sexually explicit photographs and engaged in sexually explicit conversations. On October 30, 2013, King chatted with the victim about coming to her house in Maryland from Washington, D.C., telling the victim that he would take a bus to her house.