Large Scale Drug Operation Shut Down In Frederick County

Sheriff’s Office says drugs, cash, guns seized.

Frederick, Md (KM) Three people were arrested last month during a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area operation in Frederick County. William Ray Huskey, 49, of Middletown, Deandre Eugene Pryor Sr., 45, of Frederick, and Kevin Alexander Vaughn, 52, also of Frederick , were taken into custody.

The Sheriff’s Office says Huskey is charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine, use of firearms in a drug trafficking crime, use of a firearm in drug distribution, illegal possession of a  regulated firearm, having a handgun in a vehicle, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Pryor is charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Vaughan is charged with possession of a large amount of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute narcotics, and conspiracy to distribute narcotics.

The operation, according to the Sheriff’s Office,  involved the serving of search and seizure warrants between December 4th and 8th, 2023 related to a large scale drug trafficking organization. Authorities confiscated 6.8 pounds of cocaine (both powder and crack), ten grams of PCP, $56,497 in cash, three handguns and one vehicle.

The Sheriff’s Office says the warrants were served by the Frederick High Intensity Drug Trafficking Operation personnel  and SWAT teams from the Sheriff’s Office, Frederick City  Police and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

This operation followed a lengthy investigation led by the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigation Section with collaboration from Frederick City Police, the Maryland State Police, Homeland Security Investigations, and the State’s Attorney’s Office.

“Because of the collaborative effort of multiple agencies and the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office, we dismantled a large drug trafficking operation,” says Lt. Chad Atkins, the Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigation Section Commander, in a statement.. “This group will no longer supply illegal narcotics into our community making Frederick County a safer place to live.”

By Kevin McManus