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Posted on: June 17, 2022

FPD warrant leads to two arrests on gun, drug trafficking charges

THE CITY OF FREDERICK (7)

Marvine WarrantThe Frederick Police Department early Friday morning arrested and charged two Frederick men for firearm and drug trafficking, seizing five firearms, more than 1,000 grams of illegal drugs and thousands of dollars in a search and seizure operation that was part of a multi-month investigation.

 

Since the beginning of March 2022, members of the Frederick Police Department’s, Tactical Investigations Unit (TIU), assigned to the Baltimore Washington High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, have been investigating Markus Asa Thomas Marvine. Information obtained during the course of this investigation indicated that Marvine was actively involved in the illegal trafficking and later distribution of marijuana and several different types of controlled dangerous substances throughout the area of Frederick County, Maryland.  

 

Frederick Police Department’s, TIU previously arrested Marvine on March 10, 2022 where he was charged with the following and released on a $10,000 Unsecured Bond:

 

Firearm/drug trafficking crime

CDS distribution with a firearm

Possessing a loaded handgun in a vehicle

Possessing a handgun in a vehicle

Loaded handgun on person

Handgun on person

Possession of CDS with intent to distribute (Marijuana)

Possession of CDS Marijuana 10-plus grams

 

Upon his release, FPD continued investigating Marvine for several months leading to Detective Johnston working with the Frederick County States Attorney’s Office to secure search and seizure warrants for both Marvine’s apartment and vehicle in The City of Frederick.  


On June 17, 2022 members of the Frederick Police Department’s Special Response Team (SRT), and TIU executed warrants on the apartment in the Unit Block of Waverley Drive and vehicle. Officers found the following items: 9mm Beretta Model 96D, PMF P80 “Ghost Gun” firearm, Steven’s Model 320 12-gauge shotgun, Del-Ton Inc. AR-15 with 65-round drum magazine, Smith & Wesson M&P, 614 grams of suspected marijuana, 420 grams of suspected psilocybin mushrooms, and $3,702.00 in US Currency.

 

The items found during the search warrants are indicative of a significant level of distribution and related to trafficking of multiple controlled dangerous substances. Through the evidence located in the course of serving the warrants, FPD linked Anthony Ajene Byrd, of the same address as Marvine, to the investigation. Detective Johnston charged Marvine and Byrd at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center and were ordered held without bail. 

 

Charged:

MARVINE, Markus Asa Thomas (6/19/1999)

90 Waverly Drive, Frederick, Maryland

 

 

Charges:

CR 3-0233, Possession with intent to distribute Marijuana

CR 1-0573, Possession of Marijuana in the amount of 614 grams (10 grams or more)

CR 3-0233, Possession with intent to distribute Psilocybin Mushrooms

CR 4-3550, Possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms

CR 1-0484, Possession with intent to distribute Marijuana within 1000 feet of a school zone

CR 1-0484, Possession with intent to distribute Psilocybin Mushrooms within 1000 feet of a school zone

CR 1-0493, Firearm/ Drug Trafficking Crime

CR 1-0487, CDS: Distribute Etc. with Firearm

 

 

Charged:

BYRD, Anthony Ajene (11/30/2000)

90 Waverly Drive, Frederick MD

 

Charges:

CR 3-0233, Possession with intent to distribute Marijuana

CR 1-0573, Possession of Marijuana in the amount of 614 grams (10 grams or more)

CR 3-0233, Possession with intent to distribute Psilocybin Mushrooms

CR 4-3550, Possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms

CR 1-0484, Possession with intent to distribute Marijuana within 1000 feet of a school zone

CR 1-0484, Possession with intent to distribute Psilocybin Mushrooms within 1000 feet of a school zone

CR 1-0493, Firearm/ Drug Trafficking Crime

CR 1-0487, CDS: Distribute Etc. with Firearm


This investigation was a coordinated effort between the Frederick Police Department, the Frederick County States Attorney’s Office, and Homeland Security Investigations under the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN). The Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) provides grant funding and strategic support to MCIN member sites to identify, disrupt, and dismantle criminal organizations through inter-agency collaboration and data sharing to make Maryland safer. 

 

The Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention funded this project under sub award number MCIN- 2022-000975. All points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position of any Maryland State office or agency.

 

Incident Type: CDS / Firearm Investigation

Incident Date: 6/17/2022

Incident Case Number: 2022-017440

Investigating Officer: Detective Johnston

Author of release: Cpl. Scott Grigsby

 

 

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