They were picked up following arrangements to purchase heroin.
Frederick, Md (KM) An investigation which began in October following a fatal overdose resulted in four arrests on Tuesday night.
The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office says through the course of the investigation, an undercover deputy made contact with a juvenile to set up a deal to purchase $2,000 worth of heroin. The youth said it was laced with fentanyl. The two agreed to meet at a predetermined location in Frederick County.
A vehicle with the juvenile arrived, and deputies took him and three other people into custody. In addition, they confiscated a Jennings J-22 with an obliterated serial number, and two baggies with white powder. The total weight of the heroin was 31-grams.
The driver identified as Andre Nelson is charged with altering a firearm identification number, possession of a handgun in a vehicle, and having a loaded handgun on his person. A passenger, James Simms, is charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin laced with fentanyl and possession of heroin with fentanyl. Both suspects are from Baltimore.
Two male juveniles in the vehicle are charged with drug offenses. They were referred to the Department of Juvenile Services.
The Maryland State Police assisted in this operation.
The Sheriff’s Office says the investigation is continuing.
By Kevin McManus