Frederick Resident Among 34 Arrested For Drug Trafficking Operation In Md., WV.

They were indicted by a federal grand jury.










Martinsburg, WV (KM) A Frederick resident is one of 34 people arrested for a multi-state drug trafficking operation. Jackie Devon Thompson, 41, was apprehended  this week.

The US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of West Virginia says a 30-count indictment returned on Tuesday, July 20th charges these 34 individuals from West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and the Dominican Republic with operating a drug trafficking operation which included large amounts of heroin, fentanyl, cocaine base and cocaine hydrochloride from Hagerstown, Maryland. to Berkeley County, West Virginia from August, 2020 to June, 2021. The narcotics seized  included  8.6-kilograms of cocaine, 1.02 grams of heroin, and 12-ounces of “crack” with a street value of $471,000.

Those arrested were:

Lenin Erasmo Luna Mota, also known as “Papi,” 48, of Hagerstown, Maryland and the Dominican Republic
Juan Manuel De La Rosa-Tejeda, also known as “Little Papi,” 35, of Hagerstown, Maryland and the Dominican Republic
Daniel Inoa-Rodriguez, also known as “Danny,” 21, of Hagerstown, Maryland
Shawn Gorsira, 50, of Hagerstown, Maryland
Ana Ercilia Luna, 36, of Hagerstown, Maryland and the Dominican Republic
Stephany Rodriguez, 32, of Hagerstown, Maryland
Dominick Mickens, 38, of Hagerstown, Maryland
Jackie Devon Thompson, 41, of Frederick, Maryland
Tyrone Lewis, Aka Roc, 42, of Hagerstown, Maryland
Alan Clark Tolliver, 41, of Hagerstown, Maryland
Miguel Angel Santiago Caraballo, 30, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Carl Lomax Wynn, 56, of Hagerstown, Maryland
Marcus Deon Longus, 27, of Hagerstown, Maryland
Thomas Moore, 38, of Hagerstown, Maryland
Samuel Rose, 48, of Martinsburg, West Virginia
Deondre Trayham, 32, of Martinsburg, West Virginia
Branden Watson, 38, of Martinsburg, West Virginia
Caleb Sinclair, 35, of Martinsburg, West Virginia
Destiny Dabbs, 29, of Martinsburg, West Virginia
Felicia Johnson, 34, of Martinsburg, West Virginia
Brian C. Dixon, 49, of Martinsburg, West Virginia
Christina Anders, 25, of Hagerstown, Maryland
Edwin Orrillio, also known as “J Money,” 34, of Hagerstown, Maryland
Paul David Fairburn, 26, of Hagerstown, Maryland
Edson Velasquez-Lopez, 50, of Martinsburg, West Virginia
Chelsea Nicole Pinkcett, 33, of Martinsburg, West Virginia
Daniel Hardy, 33, of Martinsburg, West Virginia
Eliseo Rozas, 43, of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
Ron Bowers, 52, of Martinsburg, West Virginia
Angela Dawn Gregory, 47, of Martinsburg, West Virginia
Demitre Mccoy White, 40, of Martinsburg, West Virginia
Devron Jerel Brown, also known as “Country,” 33, of Martinsburg, West Virginia
Lester Luna, 27, of Hagerstown, Maryland
Carlos M. Nunez-Arias, also known as “Charlote,” 51, of Hagerstown, Maryland



Federal officials says that Luna Mota, the owner of a business in Hagerstown called the Top 3 Choices, was using his company on West Washington Street for having and selling these narcotics.

In addition, authorities also listed items requested for forfeiture to include $400,000 in cash, a .22-caliber pistol, ammunition and six vehicles. All are believed to be proceeds from this drug trafficking’  conspiracy.

“This case is, once again, a prime example of the excellent work being performed by Assistant United States Attorneys in the Northern District of West Virginia, member of  the task force and our  state and local  enforcement partners,:” said Acting US Attorney Randolph J. Bernard, in a statement. The drug enterprise run by the defendants involved a sophisticated operation including the use of a purported business to act as a front for drug trafficking and the laundering of hundreds of thousand of dollars in drug proceeds. The fact that a good portion of the investigation occurred during the pandemic makes the results even more impressive. The message for those engaged in the trafficking of drugs, especially heroin an fentanyl, within the Northern  District of West Virginia remains the same: you will be caught and the United States will seek lengthy prison terms to protect the citizens of West Virginia from the danger you present.”



By Kevin McManus