Man wanted on drug charges eludes police — twice

September 05, 2014|By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun

Federal authorities are searching for a 34-year-old man wanted for allegedly smuggling heroin from Malaysia inside a children's stroller — and twice eluding police.

Adedeji Abiodun Ajala, of Windsor Mill, is charged with conspiracies related to importing, possessing and distributing a controlled substance. Authorities had been searching for Ajala after monitoring a package mailed from Malaysia in late July to Baltimore. Inside the package, authorities found heroin sewn into the fabric of a stroller, according to court records.

Ajala fled authorities on Aug. 15 after law enforcement officers attempted to arrest him in Southwest Baltimore. Ajala allegedly fled in a gray Volkswagen Passat at a high rate of speed, striking a city police vehicle on the passenger side and rear bumper. During the pursuit, Ajala allegedly sped down the sidewalk and turned his vehicle to collide with a Baltimore County police vehicle, injuring one officer and causing extensive damage to both vehicles, according to authorities.

Next, court records say, Ajala fled his car on foot, escaping.

U.S. Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force approached Ajala outside a residence on Dudley Avenue around 2:40 p.m. Friday when Ajala fled on foot, forcing entry into another residence in the city's Belair-Edison neighborhood, ultimately escaping. He was last seen in the area of Erdman Avenue and Belair Road in Northeast Baltimore.

Additional charges also are pending, including first degree burglary and destruction of property.

No attorney was listed for Ajala in court records.

Anyone with information is asked to call police, as Ajala is considered armed and dangerous.

Baltimore Sun reporter Ian Duncan contributed to this article.

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