BALTIMORE (WJZ)– City police have arrested a suspected drug dealer after observing the man selling to several buyers in a covert investigation.

Friday, officers were conducting the investigation in the 1700 block of Rutland Avenue, where they saw the suspect, Eric Simms, 26, selling drugs to several buyers.

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After one transaction, police stopped a 56-year-old man, the consumer, and found him in possession of three glass vials of suspected crack cocaine.

Officers then watched the suspect sell to a female, who they later stopped and found a clear gel-cap that contained suspected heroin and a glass top vial of suspected crack cocaine.

She was arrested and charged.

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Police then observed Simms going to a blue Acura parked in the block.

Officers arrested Simms and found 10 pills of suspected Oxycodone and $280 on him.

Police recovered a loaded .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun, 21 bags of suspected marijuana, 4 vials of suspected crack cocaine and $6,253 from the Acura.

Sims has been charged with handgun and narcotics violations. He’s being held without bail.

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