Baltimore, Maryland – Aaron Arthur Fields, a/k/a “Handz”, age 33, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty on March 30, 2022, to distribution of managed substances, conspiracy to distribute managed substances, and possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or much more of a mixture that contains a detectable volume of crack cocaine and cocaine.
The responsible plea was announced by United States Lawyer for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey R. Gahler and the Harford County Endeavor Pressure, comprised of members such as the Drug Enforcement Administration, Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland Condition Law enforcement, Aberdeen Law enforcement Section, Bel Air Police Division, Havre de Grace Police Office and the Harford County States Attorney’s Office environment.
In accordance to his guilty plea, on November 4, 2018, Harford County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a Joppa, Maryland residence for a lethal overdose. Crisis healthcare services personnel and deputies arrived and positioned two victims (Victim 1 and Victim 2) on the bed room ground. Target 1 was uncovered deceased although Sufferer 2 was revived and transported to the hospital for procedure.
In another bedroom, officers positioned a line of white powder on a e book with a piece of a purple straw. The white powder was analyzed and established to be a fentanyl and cocaine combination. The professional medical examiner concluded that Target 1’s dying was owing to acute intoxication by fentanyl and cocaine.
As portion of the investigation into Victim 1’s death, Victim 1’s cellphone was seized and searched. A lookup of the cellphone contents revealed that Sufferer 1 contacted an personal (Individual 1) the night time that Sufferer 1 and Sufferer 2 overdosed. The communications with Specific 1 and Sufferer 1 indicated that Specific 1 arranged for Target 1 to satisfy with Fields to acquire medication on the evening of November 4, 2018. Fields admitted that he dispersed managed substances to Victim 1 and that the death of Sufferer 1 resulted.
On top of that, all through a targeted traffic end on April 10, 2019, investigators recovered three grams of heroin from an unique (Unique 2) investigators thought to have procured these medications from Fields. Individual 2 admitted that they purchased medicines from Fields and verified Fields’ identity right after officers confirmed Individual 2 a picture of Fields.
As said in his plea agreement, law enforcement executed a lookup warrant at Fields’ Baltimore residence where by investigators recovered 126 grams of cocaine. Investigators also recovered 28 grams of crack cocaine, 48 grams of cocaine, and $1,911 in hard cash from Fields’ human being through his arrest in Rosedale, Maryland. Fields admitted that he possessed the crack cocaine and cocaine with intent to distribute it. Fields also admitted that he conspired with Unique 1 and other individuals to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl.
Fields faces a maximum sentence of 20 a long time in federal jail for distribution of controlled substances and for the conspiracy to distribute managed substances and faces a mandatory minimal of five years and a most of 40 years in federal jail for possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine. U.S. District Judge Hollander has scheduled sentencing for June 24, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.
United States Attorney Erek L. Barron recommended the Harford County Sheriff’s Office environment and the Harford County Task Pressure for their get the job done in the investigation. Mr. Barron also thanked the Baltimore County Law enforcement Office for their assistance. Mr. Barron thanked Assistant U.S. Legal professional Kim Y. Oldham, who is prosecuting the scenario.
For a lot more information and facts on the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office, its priorities, and means readily available to assist the group, remember to pay a visit to www.justice.gov/usao-md and https://www.justice.gov/usao-md/neighborhood-outreach and check out the “Save a Lifetime – Opioid Abuse” segment.
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