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Friday, March 10, 2017

Eleven Facing Federal Indictment for a Drug Distribution Organization Allegedly Operating in Latrobe Homes Public Housing Complex



Baltimore, Maryland – A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging eleven alleged members of a drug trafficking organization (DTO), with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine. The indictment was returned on March 7, 2017.

The indictment charges the following defendants:

    Terrell Allen, a/k/a Fat Relly and Chino, age 43, of Baltimore; Lawrence Trogdon, a/k/a Bucky, age 34, of Dundalk, Maryland;
    Laroy Weaver, a/k/a Jones and Rell, age 34, of Baltimore;
    Brandon Brown, a/k/a Ball, age 27, of Baltimore; Delanie McCloud, a/k/a D-money, age 31, of Baltimore; Deangelo Rouzer, a/k/a Wacky, age 35, of Gwynn Oak, Maryland;
    Trey Allen, age 24, of Baltimore;
    Valleria Rice, a/k/a Muk, age 26, of Baltimore;
    Michael Grant, age 37, of Baltimore;
    Dantre Hill, age 21, of Baltimore; and
    Mavrreck Boone, a/k/a Rocie, age 24, of Baltimore.

The indictment was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Daniel L. Board Jr. of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; and Commissioner Kevin Davis of the Baltimore Police Department.

"Drug-dealing organizations are responsible for most of the murders and shootings in Baltimore," said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein.

"There is no room in Baltimore for individuals who have no regard for the safety of our communities and who disrupt the lives of law-abiding citizens. This case and its thousands of hours of investigative work represents the second phase of multiple planned enforcement efforts targeting the individuals and organizations that foment the violence that continues to plague our city," said Danny Board, ATF Baltimore Field Division Special Agent in Charge.

According to the indictment and the previously filed criminal complaint, from June 2016 through February 22, 2017, the Allen DTO allegedly sold heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine from open-air drug shops in Baltimore City, including in the Latrobe Homes housing complex. According to the affidavit, an ongoing feud between the Allen DTO and a rival drug organization resulted in one of the defendants being shot.

As noted, the defendants were previously charged by a federal criminal complaint. Six of the defendants were arrested on February 22, 2017, two were already in custody on state charges, and one was arrested since then. In addition to the arrests on February 22, 2017, search warrants were executed at six locations believed to be connected to the conspiracy, including the residences of several of the alleged conspirators. Two defendants remain at large.

If convicted, the defendants each face a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison. Seven of the defendants have had their initial appearances and five have been detained pending trial. Two of the defendants have been released under the supervision of U.S. Pretrial Services. No court appearance has been scheduled yet on the indictment.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by indictment is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceedings.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF and Baltimore Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Clinton J. Fuchs and David Metcalf, who are prosecuting the case.

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