Three Maryland men have been indicted in connection with an alleged conspiracy to distribute the powerful opioid fentanyl provided by a Mexican cartel, the U.S. attorney’s office said Thursday.
Nevone McCrimmon, 47, of Edgewood; William Elijah, 51, of Baltimore; and Terrance Mobley, 50, of Baltimore are charged with an alleged conspiracy to distribute more than 400 grams of fentanyl.
Law enforcement officials allege the men were high-ranking members of a Baltimore-based drug trafficking organization that imports and distributes heroin, opioids and other drugs, the U.S. attorney’s office said in a news release.
Starting in fall 2017, officials said, the men regularly purchased drugs by the kilogram from a Miami-based drug trafficking organization, which had ties to Sinaloa and Tijuana Mexican drug cartels, the release states.
As little as two milligrams of fentanyl can be a lethal dose, and the 20 kilograms of fentanyl seized in this case to date is enough to kill 10 million people — more than one and a half times the population of Maryland,” Maryland U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur said in the release.