BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore police announced the indictment of the drug trafficking organization known as “Showtime” on Tuesday.

The organization was operating out of the back alley of 2400 Brentwood and Greenmount Avenues in East Baltimore, police said.

Ten of the members are criminally charged for multiple drug offenses and handgun related crimes.

The organization, led by Avon Winchester and David Harrison, includes; Nathan Hickson, Ronnie Hall, Thelonius Monk, Martray McNair, Dequan King, Antwan Hopkins, T’Shon Butler and John Hancock.

Credit: Baltimore Police

The group was distributing quantities of fentanyl, cocaine and other controlled dangerous substances in and around the area of the 2400 block of Brentwood Avenue.

The investigation resulted in the sale of nearly 2,000 suspected fentanyl gel caps, dozens of vials of cocaine, and an unregistered handgun to undercover investigators by the “Showtime” members.

The Baltimore Police Department continues to focus on targeted enforcement of those involved in illegal drug distribution and other illegal activities in our city. This case is a great example of law enforcement partners working collaboratively to help make Baltimore a safer city,” said BPD Commissioner Michael Harrison. “Drug trafficking not only fuels violence in our city, but further victimizes the vulnerable demographic of substance abusers, who have lost their lives at an alarming rate due to overdoses.”

Five of the suspects, Avon Winchester, David Harrison, Ronnie Hall, Nathan Hickson and Antwan Hopkins are in custody. The other five still have outstanding warrants for their arrests.

CBS Baltimore Staff

Comments (7)
  1. Terrence says:

    Meanwhile, Marilyn Mosby inks up her nolle pros stamp. Sad.

  2. Tyree says:

    That’s right Mosby will let them out ASAP to reek havoc once again.

  3. Hep Katt says:

    “reek”: havoc? Seriously??? It’s spelled wreak. I guess you are one of the children that got left behind?

    Judges & juries decide sentences sentences, not the prosecutor. She can only charge them and make reccomendations. A nolle prosequi can can be reopened as long as any statute of limitations has not expired. At this point they have all been charged as they all have lengthy records and a nolle prosc would be unlikely unless some of the evidence the police have turns out not to be very good or illegally obtained. It is not unusual to prosecute only on the most serious charges or ones w/ the best evidence to be sure to get a conviction and save the taxpayers money. If you shoot someone, they are not going to bother charging you with the weed in your pocket, open beer or having expired tags when they pull you over.

  4. Terrence says:

    But since so many members of the BCPD are on her “discredited officer” list, I am not holding out much hope. (spell check on for those who want to throw the straw man out there.)

  5. Frank says:

    The problem that is drug addiction and greed can not be incarcerated.

  6. chrissfarmer says:

    We need to remember the people who “aren’t hurting anyone” by buying a little weed, a rock of crack, bag of coke or whatever on the street are the ones who fund people like these. Rather than doing something to help the people who have a drug problem that ultimately fuels the big problem of guys like this, we just fine them a few bucks or simply let them off the hook. They still have the drug problem and will go hand more money over to the “Showtime” gangs. Where would these guys be if their middlemen & little people at the bottom of their chain stood on the corners and nobody bought their baggies?

    I used to work in a country that had a DEATH penalty (they chop heads off w/ a sword) for dealing drugs and the minimum penalty for possession or even testing positive was 7-8 years in a jail that makes ours look like resorts with no opportunity for getting out before that. You know how many drug dealers and junkies I saw in 2 years there? None. They do not have the drug problems we do as very few people are willing to do 8 years in a heII hole jail for a joint or a couple party pills. I would not even have to use my car to go buy drugs here.

  7. Terrence says:

    That’s harsh but has a positive impact on recidivism for sure. the reality here in Baltimore is that the state’s attorney will find a way to be lenient because that is her social justice agenda. Meanwhile the addicted customers of these predators get on step closer to a fatal overdose every day.

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