17 Maryland residents arrested in drug trafficking ring

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Seventeen Maryland residents have been indicted by a grand jury in connection to a drug trafficking organization in Allegany County and its surrounding areas. 

Following an investigation,  Maryland State Police and the Allegany County Narcotics Task Force learned the organization was transporting fentanyl, heroin and crack cocaine from Baltimore and storing it in Allegany County.

According to authorities, 33-year-old John Howard was identified as the alleged leader and faces 109 drug-related charges.

  • Dijhon Sanders, 26 of Baltimore, Maryland – 4 drug-related offenses to include distribution large amount, fentanyl
  • Frank Edmonds, 56, of Baltimore, Maryland – 9 drug-related offenses including conspiracy to distribute large amount of heroin
  • Cody Propst, 37, of Lavale, Maryland – 23 drug-related offenses
  • Robert Johnson, 56, of Frostburg, MD – 17 drug-related offenses
  • Melanie Johnson, 39, of Frostburg, Maryland – 17 drug-related offenses
  • Reid Golden, 46, of Cumberland, Maryland – 7 drug-related offenses including common nuisance and distribution of heroin.
  • Alyse Beck, 31, of Cumberland, Maryland – 5 drug-related offenses including conspiracy to distribute large amount
  • Jonathon May, of Cumberland, Maryland – 5 drug-related offenses including conspiracy to distribute large amount of illegal drugs
  • Donnie Burley, 50, of Cumberland, Maryland – 2 drug-related offenses
  • Ashlie Rhodes, 25, of Cumberland, Maryland – 9 drug-related offenses
  • Dereck Lewis, 28, of Cumberland, Maryland – 4 drug-related offenses
  • Crystal Vanmeter, 24, of Lavale, Maryland – 8 drug-related offenses
  • Travis Keller, 47, of Cresaptown, Maryland – 16 drug-related offenses
  • Gary Broadwater, 47, of Frostburg, Maryland – 7 drug-related offenses
  • Brianna Lear, 22, of Westernport, Maryland – 1 drug-related offense
  • Ashley Davis, 32, of Cresaptown, Maryland – 2 drug-related offenses

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