Throughout May 2021, members of the Frederick Police Department’s, Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU), assigned to the Baltimore Washington High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, began an investigation into an individual, Michael Andrew King. Information obtained during the course of this investigation indicated that King was actively involved in the illegal trafficking and later distribution of several different types of controlled dangerous substances (CDS) including, cocaine, heroin and /or fentanyl and marijuana, throughout Frederick County.
Detective Johnston worked with the Frederick County States Attorney’s Office to obtain a search and seizure warrant for King’s room at 6021 Francis Scott Key Drive. On May 14, 2021 members of the Frederick Police Departments Special Response Team (SRT), Frederick County Sheriff’s Office SWAT along with the Frederick HIDTA Group executed the warrant and located the following items; 5.22 pounds or 2371 grams of suspected marijuana, 36 grams of suspected cocaine, 5 suboxone (8mg film strip) and 3 grams of suspected heroin and /or fentanyl. King was placed under arrest and transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center where he was subsequently held without bond.
King is charged with the following:
CJIS 1-0233, Possession with intent to distribute Marijuana
CJIS 1-1119, Possession with intent to distribute Cocaine
CJIS 1-1119, Possession with intent to distribute Heroin
CJIS 1-1119, Possession with intent to distribute Fentanyl
CJIS 1-1111, Possession of Cocaine
CJIS 1-1111, Possession of Heroin
CJIS 1-1111, Possession of Fentanyl
CJIS 1-1111, Possession of Suboxone
CJIS 1-1564, Possession of Marijuana in the amount of 2371 grams (10 grams or more)
This investigation was a coordinated effort between the Frederick Police Department, the Frederick County States Attorney’s Office, the Frederick County Sherriff’s Office and the Washington County Narcotics Task Force.
Incident Type: CDS Investigation
Incident Case Number: 2021-035652
Investigating Officer: Detective Johnston
Author of release: Cpl. Scott Grigsby