Damascus Drug Supplier Pleads Guilty to Distributing to Street Level Dealers

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DAMASCUS, MD – A Damascus drug supplier has pleaded guilty to being a supplier of crack, cocaine, and heroin to street-level dealers across Maryland and West Virginia.

According to police, from May 2016 through July 2018, 38-year-old Adebowale Ojo distributed crack cocaine, cocaine, and heroin to users and street-level dealers in Montgomery County, Frederick County, and West Virginia.

“On March 17, 2022, Ojo pled guilty to federal drug charges after eight days of trial. Ojo’s sentencing hearing has been scheduled for August 4, 2022, at 10 a.m,” the Montgomery County Police Department said in a statement.

At times, Ojo used other individuals to turn over the drugs to his customers after Ojo arranged the sale of the substances and to drive him to conduct sales and to meet his sources of supply. 

On November 28, 2018, Ojo was a back seat passenger in a vehicle that was stopped by a Maryland State Trooper near Frederick, Maryland.  Ojo did not provide the Trooper with any identification but did give his name.  A query of the name revealed an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  The Trooper also requested a drug-detecting K-9 to scan the vehicle. 

The K-9 scan was positive. 

A subsequent search of Ojo’s person resulted in the discovery of a bag containing 13.82 grams of MDMA, also known as Molly and Ecstasy.  Ojo admitted that he intended to distribute the MDMA.