82 people indicted in WV drug trafficking network

West Virginia state seal. Used by written permission by Chief Deputy and Chief of Staff of West Virginia Chuck Flannery

82 people were indicted by a federal grand jury for their role in a drug trafficking network in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia distributing fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine.

Individuals from Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia were charged, including Gary Bernard Brown Jr, 38 of Baltimore, who is believed to have supplied large quantities of fentanyl for distribution in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties.

The investigation discovered 10 kilograms of fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine, firearms, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and assets.

This enforcement effort was a part of an Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Forces operation dedicated to identifying, disrupting, and dismantling high level crime organizations.

11 of the 82 defendants are still at large including Kendall Axavier Baker, 31 of Winchester, and 9 others from the Eastern Panhandle.

A full list of the defendants at large is available here.

If you have any information on this case or the individuals, contact the US Marshal’s office at 1-877-926-8332.

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