DENTON, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say they expect more arrests after four people were charged in an in an effort to dismantle a drug trafficking organization on the Eastern Shore.

Police announced Monday that the organization was responsible for distributing heroin and a variety of other drugs throughout the Upper Shore region.

Police say 27-year-old Byron Drummond, 25-year-old Joseph Dean and 22-year-old Taylor Gibson have been charged with being a drug kingpin and possessing a large amount of heroin. They are from Denton. Police also say 36-year-old Gary Kess Jr., of Windsor Mill, is charged with possession of a large amount of a controlled dangerous substance. They were arrested last week.

An additional suspect was arrested by Delaware State Police after Maryland authorities sent information developed in the investigation.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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