Maryland Man Among Sixteen Arrested in West Virginia Drug Sweep

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DAMASCUS, MD – A Damascus man was arrested in part of a large drug operation conducted by the West Virginia State Attorney’s Office.

The United States Attorney’s Office of West Virginia recently announced that sixteen people from Maryland and West Virginia have been indicted on conspiracy charges for distribution of controlled dangerous substances and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances in Maryland and West Virginia.

Among those indicted is 28-year-old Charles Edward Scott of Damascus, MD. The indictment alleges that large quantities of Eutylone, also known as “boot,” were trafficked from Montgomery County, Maryland to Berkeley and Jefferson Counties, West Virginia between February 2019 to March 15, 2022.

“The announcement of indictments is a significant, but not final, step in a lengthy, multi-jurisdictional investigation into serious violent criminal activity,” said Chief Marcus Jones. “Those arrested were directly responsible for illicit drug sales and firearms trafficking, but also many other violent crimes in Maryland, West Virginia, and beyond. Our communities are a little safer because of these indictments. In addition to the Montgomery County Police Department investigators who worked on this case, I want to thank the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of West Virginia, the Montgomery County States Attorney’s office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and our state and local partners for their hard work on this investigation.”

Scott faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for the drug conspiracy charge, if convicted.