BALTIMORE - Gregg Thomas, the man state prosecutors and police say shot sergeant Keith McNeill 11 times last March is now charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.
The federal indictment was unsealed this morning.
Also rounded up in this federal indictment are Thomas’s brother Lamont Thomas, Tyrone Bailey and one other.
There is no mention of the shooting of Sergeant McNeill in the indictment as the federal government looks to build the case of what may be an interstate drug ring.
Three days before the shooting of McNeill on Belair Road in East Baltimore, Thomas's brother Lamont and Tyrone Bailey were pulled over along Interstate 95 in Cecil County for speeding.
State court records there show that upon further investigation by the state trooper, the pair was found to be transporting almost 9.5 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $425,000.
The pair were arrested back in March but are now federally implicated in a drug ring along with the man Baltimore Police say shot McNeil.
McNeill has been released from Shock Trauma and is reportedly undergoing rehabilitation.
There is no known motive or connection between the shooting and Friday’s latest federal drug charges.
Video from the night McNeil was shot: