JESSUP, Md. (WJZ) — Police seized 90 pounds of suspected heroin, worth more than $9 million dollars in a massive drug bust in Anne Arundel County.
Baltimore area drug enforcement agents discovered the suspected heroin after pulling over a car on I-95 yesterday in Jessup.
Investigators had been following a 53-year-old man for suspected drug activity. That man, along with two others involved in the drug transaction, were arrested.
Court records reveal the investigation that goes back as far as 2015.
The Maryland U.S. State’s Attorney’s Office says Perry Brown from Baltimore, along with 34-year-old Juan Olvera-Morales of St. Anthony, Idaho, and 41-year-old Alfredo Manuel Nevares from West Valley Utah, can face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison if convicted of either conspiracy to distribute or possession with the intent to distribute narcotics.
According to court records released Friday investigators learned of a possible drug transaction after tracking Brown’s phone through GPS.
Court documents also show Brown was seen pulling out of a gas station and into a motel off Washington Blvd. in Jessup where he met up with Morales and Nevares.
According to federal investigators the three men were spotted at a truck stop in Jessup transferring several bags of suspected drugs from a truck into a van.
According to court documents “Brown made two trips to the area of the cab of the truck” one the second trip “Brown emerged with two large bags” and placed them in the back of his van.
Investigators say K-9’s were called out and “had a positive alert for the odor of narcotics.”
Court docs show the suspected drugs were “wrapped in tape and cellophane”
Investigators say a sweep of the truck and motel room turned up no additional drugs.