NORTH EAST, Md. - Maryland State Police arrested two suspects and recovered over 300 bags of heroin, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and 17 guns in a major drug bust Friday.
To conclude a drug investigation spanning recent months, the Maryland State Police Gang Enforcement Unit arrested Jeremiah J. Bedwell, 23, and George W. Anderson, 40, who both live in the 100-block of West Huron Court in North East, Md.
According to a press release, the 319 bags of heroin were packaged in “bundles” of 13, apparently a common method in the drug trade. The two suspects frequently sold heroin to the Lakeside Trailer Park region.
The investigators found four semi-automatic pistols, eight rifles and five shotguns, none of which were legally owned. In fact, Bedwell is legally prohibited by the state of Maryland to own guns due to previous crimes.
Over the past few months, Maryland State Police has made multiple arrests in the Lakeside Trailer Park, leading to the seizure of over 1,000 bags of heroin.
Bedwell is charged with possession of a large amount of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute narcotics, possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm with a felony conviction and possession of a rifle with a felony conviction. Anderson is charged with possession of a large amount of a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute narcotics and possession of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime.
Both suspects are incarcerated with a $200,000 bond.
Persons seeking help for heroin addiction can call 211 to learn about resources available in the area.