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

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 the 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 InformationArrest Information
Name AgeAddressPictureChargesStatus
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.

Prince William General District Court

Case #: GC14011556-00

Defendant: ABDULLAH, LUQMAN SALIM


Defendant Information
Address: BRISTOW, VA 20136

Gender: MALE

Race: WHITE

DOB: 02/14/****

Attorney: WHITESTONE

Case/Charge Information
Defendant Status: RELEASED ON RECOGNIZANCE

Filed Date: 09/09/2014

Locality: COMMONWEALTH OF VA

Code Section: 18.2-248.1

Charge: SALE, DISTRIBUTE MARIJUANA

Case Type: FELONY

Class: CLASS 5

Offense Date: 09/04/2014

Arrest Date: 09/04/2014

Complainant: FRAGOSA, D.

Amended Code Section: 18.2-248.1

Amended Charge: SALE, DISTRIBUTE MARIJUANAAmended Case Type: MISDEMEANOR

Amended Class:Appeal Information

Appeal Date:Hearing Information

DateTimeResultTypeCourtroomPleaContinuance
11/10/201409:00 AMFINALSENTENCING4
11/07/201411:30 AMCONTINUED5
09/12/201408:30 AMCONTINUEDARRAIGNMENT1

Disposition Information

Disposition: GUILTY

Sentence Time: 12 Month(s)

Sentence Suspended: 8 Month(s)

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

Prince William Circuit Court

Case #: CR16001601-00

Defendant: ABDULLAH, NASHURAN SALIM


Defendant InformationAddress: BRISTOW, VA 20136

Gender: MALE

Race: WHITE

DOB: 10/08/****

Attorney: SWEDISH, CHARLES
Case/Charge Information
Defendant Status: CUSTODY Filed

Date: 05/27/2016

Locality: COMMONWEALTH OF VA

Code Section: 18.2-248

Charge: PWID CONT SUB SCH I/II
Case Type: FELONY

Class: UNCLASSIFIED

Commenced By: INDICTMENT

Offense Date: 10/27/2015

Arrest Date: 10/28/2015

Amended Code Section: 18.2-248

Amended Charge: PWID SCH IV

Amended Case Type: FELONY

Amended Class: CLASS 6

Appeal Information

Appeal Date:Hearing Information

DateTimeResultTypeCourtroomPleaDurationJury
02/02/201709:00 AMSENTENCEDPRE-SENTENCE REPORT6
12/01/201601:00 PMPSR NOT PREPAREDPRE-SENTENCE REPORT6
09/29/201610:00 AMPRESENTENCE ORDEREDPLEA6GUILTY
06/07/201610:00 AMSET FOR TRIALTERM4
06/06/201608:45 AMTRUE BILLGRAND JURY6

Disposition InformationDisposition: GUILTY

Disposition Date: 02/02/2017

Concluded By: GUILTY PLEA

Jail/Penitentiary: JAIL

Concurrent/Consecutive: SENTENCE IS RUN CONSECUTIVELY WITH ANOTHER

Life/Death:

Sentence Time: 12 Month(s)

Sentence Suspended: 12 Month(s)

Program Type:Probation Type: SUPERVISED

Probation Time: 1 Year(s)

Probation Starts: PROBATION TO BEGIN UPON RELEASE

Aguirre, Omar Alexander, Virginia drug ring arrest
Aguirre, Omar Alexander, Virginia drug ring arrest

Omar Alexander Aguirre, 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,

Prince William Circuit CourtCase #: CR16003596-00
Defendant: AGUIRRE, OMAR ALEXANDER


Defendant Information
Address: HAYMARKET, VA 20169

Gender: MALE

Race: WHITE

DOB: 07/09/****Attorney: FELDMANN, CHRISTOPHER

Case/Charge InformationDefendant Status: BAIL

Filed Date: 10/28/2016Locality: COMMONWEALTH OF VACode Section: 18.2-256

Charge: CONSP TO DISPENSE DRUG SCH IV (CONSPIRE)Case Type: FELONY

Class: UNCLASSIFIED

Commenced By: INDICTMENT

Offense Date: 07/31/2014

Arrest Date: 08/10/2016

Amended Code Section:Amended Charge:Amended

Case Type:Amended Class:

DateTimeResultTypeCourtroomPleaDurationJury
08/25/201709:00 AMGRANTEDMOTION – OTHER PRE-TRIAL2
07/31/201710:00 AMSENTENCEDPRE-SENTENCE REPORT5
04/17/201710:00 AMPRESENTENCE ORDEREDTRIAL5GUILTY
11/09/201610:00 AMSET FOR TRIALTERM4
11/07/201608:45 AMTRUE BILLGRAND JURY6

Disposition Information

Disposition: GUILTY

Disposition Date: 07/31/2017

Concluded By: GUILTY PLEA

Jail/Penitentiary: PENITENTIARY

Concurrent/Consecutive:Life/Death:

Sentence Time: 5 Year(s)

Sentence Suspended: 4 Year(s) 11 Month(s) 9 Day(s)Program Type:Probation

Type: SUPERVISED

Probation Time: 2 Year(s)

Probation Starts: PROBATION TO BEGIN UPON RELEASE

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

Maad Sahib Al-Birmani, 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.

Mohammed Hamza Al-Birmani, 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

Prince William Circuit Court

Case #: CR16003604-01

Defendant: AL-BIRMANI, MOHAMMED HAMZA


Defendant Information

Address: HAYMARKET, VA 20169

Gender: MALE

Race: WHITE

DOB: 03/14/****

Attorney:

Case/Charge Information

Defendant Status: OTHER

Filed Date: 06/09/2020

Locality: COMMONWEALTH OF VA Code Section: 19.2-306

Charge: VIOL PROB-PWID SCHED I/II

Case Type: FELONY

Class: UNCLASSIFIED

Commenced By: REINSTATEMENT

Disposition Information

Disposition: GUILTY

Disposition Date: 09/13/2018

Concluded By: GUILTY PLEA

Jail/Penitentiary: PENITENTIARY

Concurrent/Consecutive: SENTENCE IS RUN CONSECUTIVELY WITH ANOTHER

Life/Death:Sentence Time: 5 Year(s) Sentence Suspended: 5 Year(s)Program Type:Probation Type: SUPERVISED

Probation Time: 3 Year(s)Probation Starts:Operator License Suspension Time: 6 Month(s)

Restriction Effective Date:

Ansah, Justice Edward PWCPD drug ring Xanax
Ansah, Justice Edward PWCPD drug ring Xanax

Justice Edward Ansah, 20 11818 Medway Church Loop, Manassas   18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule IV Narcotic

Arrested on 08/10/2016

Disposition: GUILTY

Disposition Date: 04/05/2018 Concluded By: GUILTY PLEA

Jail/Penitentiary: PENITENTIARY
Concurrent/Consecutive: SENTENCE IS RUN CONSECUTIVELY WITH ANOTHER
Life/Death:Sentence Time: 

5 Year(s)Sentence Suspended: 4 Year(s) 10 Month(s)

Beyzadeh, Aras Virginia drug ring distribution
Beyzadeh, Aras – Virginia drug ring distribution

Aras Beyzadeh, 22, 3173 Ranger Road #101, Fairfax  
18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule IV Narcotic Arrested on 08/10/2016

Disposition: GUILTY
Disposition Date: 01/11/2018

Concluded By: GUILTY PLEA

Jail/Penitentiary: PENITENTIARY
Concurrent/Consecutive: SENTENCE IS RUN CONSECUTIVELY WITH ANOTHER
Life/Death
:Sentence Time: 5 Year(s) Sentence Suspended: 4 Year(s) 6 Month(s)Program Type: Probation Type: SUPERVISED
Probation Time: 5 Year(s)
Probation Starts: PROBATION TO BEGIN UPON RELEASE

Ely Gabriel Collins, 21, 12168 Paper Birch Lane, Gainesville, Va.
  18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule IV Narcotic

18.2-308.4 Possession of a Firearm with Narcotics

Charge: DWI, 2ND OFF IN 5YRS

Case Type: MISDEMEANOR

Class: OTHER

Offense Date: 12/28/2014

Arrest Date: 12/28/2014

Complainant: WEST, M.L.

Amended Code Section: A.18.2-266

Amended Charge: DWI, 1ST

DWI ARREST:
Disposition: GUILTY

Sentence Time: 365 Day(s) Sentence Suspended: 365 Day(s)

Probation Type: SUPERVISED PROBATION (LOCAL BASED COMMUNITY PROBATION PROGRAM)

Probation Time: 12 Month(s

)Probation Starts:Operator License Suspension Time: 12 Month(s)Restriction Effective Date:

Operator License Restrictions:VASAP: YES Fine: $500.00 *Costs: $336.00 *Fine/Costs Due: 06/25/2015 *Fine/Costs Paid: YESFine/Costs Paid Date: 06/25/2015

18.2-248 Possession with Intent to Distribute a Schedule I or II Narcotic
Arrested on 08/10/2016
Gabrielle Leigh Cooper, 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
Ryan Kimball Dandrea, 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 Disposition: NOLLE PROSEQUI

Arya Ebrahimi, 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

Disposition: GUILTY Disposition Date: 09/07/2017

Concluded By: GUILTY PLEA

Jail/Penitentiary: PENITENTIARY

Concurrent/Consecutive:Life/Death:

Sentence Time: 5 Year(s)Sentence Suspended: 5 Year(s)

Program Type:Probation Type: SUPERVISED Probation Time: 3 Year(s)


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

Suspect InformationArrest Information
Name AgeAddressPictureChargesStatus
Herrick, Raymond Carl226405 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 Aryevan1914485 Sedona Drive, Gainesville 18.2-248 Distribute a Schedule IV NarcoticArrested on 08/10/2016
Jaghori, Naweed19 18028 Densworth Mews, Gainesville 18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule IV NarcoticArrested on 08/10/2016
Krause, Craig Charles558219 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 III2215057 Sawgrass Place, Haymarket 18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule IV NarcoticArrested on 08/10/2016
Metwally, Tarik Sayed2315122 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, Mohamed208432 Tackhouse Loop, Gainesville 18.2-250 Possession of a Schedule I or II NarcoticArrested on 08/10/2016
Morning, Ryan Christopher Jr.20Last known address:

 

8300 block of Pedigrue Court, Gainesville

 18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule IV Narcotic (x3)WANTED
Muradi, Omer Kawa2010044 Naughton Court, Bristow 18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule I or II Narcotic (x2)Arrested on 08/10/2016
Orozco Rotela, Pedro Agustin218517 Coronation Lane, Bristow 18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule IV NarcoticArrested on 08/10/2016
Rabung, Beau Michael2214628 Lilva Drive Centreville, VA 18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule IV NarcoticArrested on 08/10/2016
Shaffer, Matthew Perry2216094 Simon Kenton Road, Haymarket 18.2-248 Distribute a Schedule IV Narcotic (x2)Arrested on 08/10/2016
Suspect InformationArrest Information
Name AgeAddressPictureChargesStatus
Siegismund, Charles Richard2015092 Valhalla Court, Haymarket, VA 18.2-248 Conspiracy to Distribute a Schedule IV NarcoticArrested on 08/10/2016
Wray, Jesse Thomas2311309 Hazelwood Drive, Nokesville 18.2-248 Distribute a Schedule IV NarcoticCharged in May of 2015
Juvenile Male

 

(at the time of arrest)

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