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BALTIMORE —A sweep of a northwest Baltimore neighborhood plagued by violence yields 14 arrests relating to drugs and violence, police said.
The Baltimore Police Department and the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office made the announcement Wednesday that authorities executed 10 search and seizure warrants Tuesday, resulting in the arrest of 14 people in the Belvedere Corridor of the Northwest District.
The warrants were connected to grand jury indictments that were returned last week against 16 people associated with two separate drug conspiracies, including six people who were arrested in cocaine and heroin trafficking conspiracies charged by the grand jury, police said.
The raids were in response to the community’s concerns regarding drug dealing and violent criminal activity in the area, and targeted a neighborhood that since 2010 has seen 16 homicides and 17 nonfatal shootings in a dense, four-block area.
The indictments charged members of two separate drug organizations that trafficked in the area — one that sold “Hellraiser” brand heroin and another that sold “Rick Ross” heroin.
“We work with and listen to people across Baltimore who want to see an end to violence,” Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said. “The excellent work done by our undercover detectives resulted in the arrest of these violent individuals who were bringing destruction into a neighborhood.”
Batts praised the State’s Attorney’s Office for their assistance in the investigation, noting the two agencies’ collaborative efforts help to create a safer city.
“This is latest in a growing number of strategic and collaborative investigations targeting drug organizations so frequently associated with the violent crime in our city. By taking down these outfits root to branch, we are fighting to restore neighborhoods to their rightful owners: the residents trying to live there in peace,” State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein said.
In total, the raid teams recovered a loaded .32-caliber revolver, a .22-caliber rifle, $1,396 in cash, 7 grams heroin with an additional four small bags of heroin, 13 small bags of crack cocaine, 98 grams marijuana with an additional 50 Ziplocs of marijuana.
Police said the following people were arrested and charged with various, parole, weapons and narcotics violations: