City police said they have busted a large scale drug and gun operation in Northwest Baltimore, seizing weapons and cash and arresting a convicted gun offender.
Officers raided a house in the 5300 block of Liberty Heights Ave. on Tuesday afternoon. The target, Roger Dyer, was inside, police said, and was charged with gun and drug offenses.
"Investigators believe Dyer was a supplier to Northwest Baltimore's drug supply and contributed to violence in the community," Police said in a statement. Maj. Johnny Delgado, commander of the Northwestern District, said, "This is somebody that's not just selling on the corner. We believe this individual is engaged in a higher level of illegal activity."
Elsewhere in the city, police are investigating a spate of violence that includes at least 10 people shot -- four fatally [police said a fifth person died Tuesday night] -- since early Monday. And that's on top of three more killed this past weekend. It's pushed the number of slayings in the city this year to 95, compared to 87 at this time in 2011. Read story on violence here.
Police also seized a taser, a bullet proof vest, photos, suspected drug packaging material and a 2001 Chevy Tahoe.
The following is a list of property seized from the home:
Glock 19 with 13 loaded with cartridges
Matchpiece Arms Mac 9 loaded with 24 cartridges
Bryco .380 semi-auto loaded with 7 cartridges
Bersa .45 cal semi-auto stolen from Westminster Md.
H & R 22 cal. recover loaded with 6 cartridges
Mossberg Pistol Grip Pump Shotgun loaded with 5 cartridges
221 grams raw heroin
15 grams crack cocaine
1 ounce marijuana
$24,440.00 US currency