Beyond MoCo: $750,000 Worth of Narcotics Seized in Hagerstown

by Patrick Herron

Per the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office: “On Feb. 9, members of the Frederick County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). Washington County Narcotics Task Force, and Hagerstown Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) successfully executed three search warrants in Hagerstown, Maryland, with the assistance of SWAT from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO). Deputies obtained the search warrants after a lengthy investigation that originated in Frederick County.

HIDTA served the following Hagerstown locations with search warrants:
• 11200 Block of Grouse Lane South
• 200 Block of South Potomac Street
• 200 Block of Wakefield Road

During the search of the three locations, detectives seized the following:
o $8,799 in cash
o 2-9 mm handguns
o 3.8 pounds of cocaine
o 1.1 pounds of fentanyl
o Approximately ½ pound of crack cocaine
o 2.3 pounds of crystal meth
o 16 pounds of marijuana
o 569 oxycodone pills
o 1,152 M30 fentanyl pills (sold on the street as counterfeit oxycodone)

The total street value of the narcotics seized is more than $750,000.
Detectives arrested the following subjects, all from Hagerstown, and their charges include:
Fleance Tyrone Archie, age 45
• Possession with intent to distribute fentanyl
• Maintaining a common nuisance for the illegal storage of Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS)
• Possession of large amount of fentanyl
• Possession of cocaine (2 counts)
• Possession with intent to distribute marijuana
• Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine
• Possession of heroin
• Possession with intent to distribute heroin
• Possession of methamphetamine
• Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine
• Possession of fentanyl
• Possession of a large amount of cocaine
• Possession of marijuana over the civil amount
Eugene Russell Lattisaw, age 40
• Maintaining a common nuisance for the illegal storage of CDS
• Possession of crack cocaine
• Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine
• Possession of CDS paraphernalia
Terrence Tyrell Major Jr., age 60
• Possession of crack cocaine
Terrell Lashore Owens, age 50
• Possession of a firearm with a felony conviction
• Illegal possession of ammunition
Nasir Tyreque Truax, age 20
• Possession of a firearm by a minor

HIDTA detectives transported all five subjects to the Washington County Adult Detention Center.
“The public should recognize this is a very significant, large-scale investigation that shut down a major drug supplier to the region,” said FCSO Sheriff Chuck Jenkins. “The numerous months of investigation consumed many hours of manpower.
“The quantities of fentanyl and crystal meth seized, believed to have come from Mexico, were by far the largest quantities seized in the local Frederick-Washington County region. This major take down is a clear win for law enforcement and with the quantities of fentanyl and fentanyl pills seized and removed off the streets, it is no doubt that lives will be saved. This is yet another example of our strong and effective ongoing drug enforcement efforts in Frederick County.”
This investigation was a coordinated effort between the FCSO and the WCSO with assistance from the Frederick Police Department (PD), the Hagerstown PD, the Brunswick PD, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Washington County States Attorney’s Office, Hagerstown DEA, and the Frederick County States Attorney’s Office under the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN).
The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services provides grant funding and strategic support to MCIN member sites to identify, disrupt, and dismantle criminal organizations through inter-agency collaboration and data sharing to make Maryland safer. The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services funded this project under sub-award number, MCIN-2023-001203.

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Paula S February 14, 2023 - 9:27 am

I just want to say Thank you 🙏. This has to stop. Our young people are being killed by these criminals and drugs. Thank you for everything you do for our children and communities


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