A suspected interstate drug dealer was to appear at a bail hearing in U.S. District Court today following his arrest yesterday on a Pimlico street on a warrant charging him with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, said a spokesman for a federal drug agency.
Arrested by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents and city police around 6:30 p.m. in the 4500 block of Park Heights Ave. was Frederick Douglas Brooks 3rd, 27, whose last known address was the 2900 block of Huntingdon Ave. in north Baltimore.
DEA spokesman Agent Larry Hornstein said the drug charge was the result of evidence gathered by federal drug agents and New York City police in September and October while the suspect was reportedly in New York.
Agent Hornstein declined to say how the suspect was traced to Park Heights Avenue.
Following Mr. Brooks' arrest yesterday, agents and city police entered a garage in the 4200 block of Roland Ave. and recovered a quantity of drug paraphernalia.
Agent Hornstein said Mr. Brooks, who had a key to the garage, is suspected of transporting a large quantity of heroin to Baltimore from New York and described him as a "high-level heroin trafficker between the two cities."
Following his arrest, Mr. Brooks was remanded to the city police Central District lockup pending his bail hearing.