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Wade Coats Complaint

Wade Coats Complaint

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF MARYLAND
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CRIMINAL COMPLAINT
WADECdATS
CASENUMBER: _629
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the undersigned complainant, being dnly sworn state the following is truek\(~orrect to
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knowledge and belief. On or about April 28, 2009, defendant,
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Wade!iCoat~,
did knowingly, intentionally and unlawfully combine, conspire, confeder~te and agreewith others known and unknown to distribute and posses with intent to distribute 1kilogram or moreof a substance containing a detectable amount of heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance andcocaine, a Schedule II contrdlled substance,
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in violation of Title
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United States Code, Section(s) 846
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I furyher ,state that I am a Special Agent of the Drug ,Enforcement Administration, ~nd that thiscomplaint is based on the following facts:
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SEE ~ TTACHED AFFIDAVITffYes
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NoSworn t6'before me and subscribed in my presence,Baltimore, Maryland
 
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AFFIDAVIT
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This affidavit is submitted in support of an application for a criminal complaiht chargingJose Cavazos; Ronald Brown and Wade Coats with violating 21 U.S.C. ~846 to wit: conspiracy
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to distribute 1 kilogram or rJore of heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance and 5 kilograms or
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more of cocaine, a Schedule II controlled substance.I, ALBERT B. PERRY, being duly sworn, depose and state as follows:
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I ~m a law enforcement officer of the United States within the meaning of Sedtion
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2;510(7) of Title 18 ofthe United States Code, that is, an officer empowered by law to conductinvestigations of, and make arrests for, offenses enumerated in Section 2516 of Title 18.
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I am a Special Agentrwith the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) currentlyassigned to the Washington Field Office and have been so employed since May 14, 1992. Priorto th~t d~~e,I was a sworn police officer with the Metropolitan Police Department, ~ashington,
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D.C:, froin 1982 to 1992. While so assigned, I was involved in the investigation of narcotic
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violations for six years. I have participated in hundreds of drug related arrests and purchasedillicit and dangerous drugs while working in an undercover capacity on at least one hundred
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occasions. I was responsible for obtaining and executing over one hundred search and arrestwarrants, and performed observations on hundreds of occasions which lead to the arr~st of drug
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violJtorsl I have received specialized training in narcotic investigations and identific~tion as well
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as the laws of search and seizure.The facts and information contained in this affidavit are based upon my personalknowledge and the investig~tion and observations of other officers and agents involved in thisinvestigation. All observation referenced below that were not personally made by me were-1-
 
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relat~d to;me by the persans who,made such abservatians.
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In April af2009, members afDEA Task Farce HIDTA (High Intensity Drug TraffickingArea) Graup 54 made cantadt with a reliable canfidential saurce (CS) af infarmatian. This CS' s
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infarmatian has led to,the recavery af kilagram quantities af cacaine and heroin, as well as theseizure af aver $200,000 in U.S. Currency .
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The CS explained that a black male named "Truck" was distributing large quJntities af herain and cacaine an the east side af Baltimare, Maryland. The CS explained that "Truck"aperated a black Dadge R~ Pickup truck, a gald Lexus and a silver BMW with license plate5DE R83. The CS further
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that the CS has been present far several large drug transactiansinvalving "Truck."Based upan the infarmatian pravided by the CS, law enfarcement searched v1riaus
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indices and learned that the BMW was registered to,Ranald and Lisa Brown at 5 CliffwaadRaad, Baltimore, Maryland 21206. Law enfarcement also,determined that Ranald Brawn has apriar felany canvictian invalving cantralled substances far which he received a 15 year sentencein the Circuit Caurt for Baltimore City, as well as a Rabbery canvictian. A phatagraph af Ranald Brawn was shawn the CS, and the CS pasitively identified the phata as the individual the
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CS Knaws as "Truck."During the week af April 22 thraugh April 28, 2009, law enforcement met with the CSfar the purpase af making a purchase af cantralled substances fram Ranald Brawn, aYkJa"Truck.'" The CS was seard~ed and faund to,be free af any cantraband ar currency, and lawenfarcement established physical surveillance af 5 Cliffwaad Avene. Once surveillance was in
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