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22 people arrested on drug and gun charges, DC Police say

Police found 11 illegal guns and "significant" amounts of fentanyl and crack cocaine during the arrest and search.

WASHINGTON — More than 20 people from the DMV were arrested on various drug and gun charges following a nearly-year-long joint investigation between DC Police, the FBI and the DEA. 

Twenty-one D.C. residents and one Marylander have been arrested, and 13 of those people have been indicted, according to DC Police. The case centered on illegal drug dealing in the Shaw/Truxton/ LeDroit Park neighborhoods of D.C. since July 2021. The drug sales typically occurred near Seventh and O streets NW. 

Twelve of the people arrested have been charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances:

  • 36 year-old Keith Gliss, of Northeast, DC
  • 54 year-old William Proctor, of Northwest, DC 
  • 25 year-old Thomas Shelton, of Northwest, DC 
  • 29 year-old Daevon Narce, of Northwest, DC 
  • 42 year-old Elliot Johnson, of Southeast, DC 
  • 35 year-old Jeremy Young, of Northwest, DC 
  • 32 year-old Andre Williams, of Northwest, DC 
  • 26 year-old Stanley Hood, of Northwest, DC 
  • 41 year-old Manuel Brown, of Southeast, DC 
  • 48 year-old Ako Handy, of Northwest, DC
  • 34 year-old Bryan Rice, of Northwest, DC
  • 29 year-old Tyrone Wade, of Temple Hills, Maryland

Ten others arrested were booked on various drug and gun charges:

  • 38 year-old Kelfa Kamara, of Northeast, DC, with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance 
  • 40 year-old Kenyon Taylor, of Northwest, DC, with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance 
  • 24 year-old Kenneth Watts, of Northwest, DC, with Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances 
  • 40 year-old Samuel Hall, of Northwest, DC, with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance 
  • 32 year-old Burnell Smith, of Southeast, DC, with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance
  • 33 year-old Ronald Gliss, of Southeast, DC, with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance 
  • 23 year-old Ines Contreras, of Northeast, DC, with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance
  • 29 year-old Richard Johnson, of Northwest, DC, with Felon in Possession
  • 46 year-old Harold Stone, of Southeast, DC, with Felon in Possession
  • 42 year-old Tyrone Carter, of Southeast, DC, with Possession With Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance 

FBI Special Agent Dwayne Jacobs said in a press conference on Thursday that they are trying to locate Wesley Hilliard, who was indicted but has not been arrested.

"More than half of the indicted identified suspects involved in this operation have prior arrests for illegal guns," officer LaShay Makal said Thursday. "We're talking about violent offenders who will no longer be terrorizing this neighborhood with unnecessary and tragic violence."

During their investigation, authorities recovered 11 illegal guns, assorted ammunition and gun magazines, and a "significant amount" of crack cocaine and fentanyl. 

“Communities deserve to thrive without the presence of illegal drug activity and violence, and our operation was successful in removing individuals engaged in these behaviors from District neighborhoods,” D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee said.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Steven B. Wasserman and Solomon Eppel from the Violence Reduction and Trafficking Offenses Section of the U.S. Attorneys Office of the District of Columbia. Officials say that the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland has provided assistance to this case as well.

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