Two men charged with operating large heroin ring

March 01, 2000|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Two men were arrested yesterday and charged with operating what Baltimore police called a significant heroin ring that sold more than $20,000 in drugs daily from an east-side street corner.

City police and members of a federal drug task force raided a Northwest Baltimore home yesterday and seized a half-pound of heroin, two handguns and a black 2000 Ford Expedition with a small, roof-mounted television in the back.

Dana Dunnock, 26, of the 4000 block of Edgewood Road, and Derrick Stokes, 29, of the 2900 block of E. Fayette St., were charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute and gun possession. They were being held without bail pending a court hearing today.

Lt. Anthony G. Cannovale said the house on Edgewood was used to stash the drugs, which he said were sold under the street name "Killer B's" at Jefferson and North Madeira streets. "This is one of the largest street-store heroin operations in Baltimore City," he said.

Police said as many as 2,000 heroin pills were sold for $10 apiece every day at the corner. Detectives displayed the results of yesterday's raid for reporters and parked the Ford Expedition in front of the headquarters building.

The sport utility vehicle had temporary Maryland license plates and a sales sticker that put its cost at $42,440.

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