Frederick Man Faces Drug, Weapons Offenses





He was arrested during a search and seizure operation on Tuesday.



Frederick, Md (KM) A Frederick man who was allegedly associated with several opioid overdoses in the city and the county was arrested on Tuesday. Police say Chung Thang was taken into custody following a search and seizure operation at his  home in the 1400 block of Grouse Court.

During the operation, police confiscated 6.3 grams of heroin and fentanyl in six plastic vials, 564 grams of marijuana, a  handgun, drug paraphernalia and  $1440 in cash.  Police say the handgun was reported stolen, and was fully loaded and accessible to children who lived there.

The investigation started by  Detective Patrick Spevak who heard that Thang was associated with several opioid overdoses  in the area.  He conducted surveillance on Thang, and observed him make numerous drug transactions.

The charges are Thang are:


CR 5-601(a)(2), Possession Heroin

CR 5-612, Possession Heroin/Fentanyl mixture

CR 5-601(a)(1), Possession Marijuana

CR 5-602, PWID Marijuana

PS 5-138, Possession of Stolen Firearm

CR 5-621(b)(1), Possession of Firearm in relation to Drug Trafficking Crime

CR 4-204, Use of Firearm in the Commission of a Felony

Thang was taken to the Adult Detention Center.

The Frederick Police Drug Enforcement Unit was assisted in the search and seizure operation by the County Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force and the Maryland State Police Western Region Narcotics Section.

This project was funded by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention.


By Kevin McManus