Two Frederick men face gun and drug trafficking charges


June 18 – Two Frederick men were charged Friday with drug and firearms trafficking following a months-long investigation, police said.

Markus Asa Thomas Marvine, 22, and Anthony Ajene Byrd, 21, were being held at the Frederick County Detention Center without bond, according to a city police news release.

With a warrant, the Frederick Police Department Special Response Team searched an apartment in the first block of Waverly Drive in the Golden Mile and searched a vehicle.

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Police said they found five firearms, including an AR-15 with a 65-round drum magazine, more than 1,000 grams of drugs suspected to be marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms, and thousands of dollars .

Marvine had previously been arrested by local police on March 10 and charged with multiple charges of handguns and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

He was released on $10,000 bail. Police said they continued their investigation after his release, which resulted in search and seizure warrants.

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The investigation was coordinated between city police, the state attorney’s office and the Department of Homeland Security and was funded by the state’s Crime Prevention and Control organization.

Police say the charges against Marvine and Byrd include: possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of marijuana in a quantity of 614 grams (10 grams or more), possession with intent to distribute psilocybin mushrooms, possession of psilocybin mushrooms, possession with intent to distribute marijuana within 300 meters of a school zone, possession with intent to distribute psilocybin mushrooms within 300 meters of an area school, gun/drug trafficking crime

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