For Immediate Release: 10/6/2017
East Baltimore — D’andre Anderson was convicted of several drug charges resulting from a drug bust in the 1100 block of North Montford Street. Assistant State’s Attorney Jeremy Whitlock prosecuted the case.
On February 7, 2017 at approximately 7:00 a.m., police observed Anderson and an individual, who was later arrested as a co-defendant, enter a conversation with unknown persons. The group was overheard discussing drug trafficking.
A short time later, the officer observed Anderson exit a property in the 1100 block of North Montford, and shake hands with the co-defendant. Both men walked to the alley of the 2400 block of East Biddle Street, which runs perpendicular to the 1100 block of North Montford.
Police received information that led officers to believe Anderson was stashing drugs at a residence in the 2300 block of East Biddle Street, which is connected to the alley. Anderson returned five minutes later, and conducted multiple hand-to-hand transactions with unknown persons.
Anderson and his co-defendant then went to the front of a vacant residence in the 1100 block of North Montford. Both men were seen trying to force the front door open, and entering the address. Minutes later, they both exited the vacant residence and were stopped. Officers then went to the alley of the 2400 block of East Biddle Street, and entered another residence.
Once inside the East Biddle Street residence, officers observed the distinct print of Anderson’s boot leading up the stairs, and stopping right below a hole in the ceiling. Located above the ceiling were 575 gel caps of heroin. Pictures were taken of the boot print, and the boot was recovered as evidence.
“Drugs often lead to toting guns, which leads to violence—none of which will be tolerated on the streets of Baltimore,” said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. "This conviction was the result of excellent police work and a wonderful presentation in court. While we are laser-focused on those who perpetrate violence in our communities, if you are caught dealing drugs, you will be held accountable.”
Anderson faces 40 years in prison, in addition to a pending violation of probation. He is scheduled to be sentenced on November 27, 2017.