This Affidavit is submitted in support of search warrants targeting:1.
Self-storage container AI019,
located at the business know as PublicStorage at 820 Kent Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21228, marked "A 1019" inblack numerals on its exterior, and leased to Paul Sessomes, and2.
Self-storage container E0009,
located at the business known asPublic Storage at 1701 Whitehead Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21207, marked"E0009" in black numerals on its exterior, and leased to Paul Sessomes,in which there is probable cause to believe evidence of the type outlined in AttachmentA, which is evidence of violations of21 U.S.C. 9846 (conspiracy to distribute controlledsubstances) will be found.
Your affiant, Task Force Officer (TFO) David L. Phillips, is an investigative orlaw enforcement officer ofthe United States within the meaning of 18 U.S.c. 92510(7),that is, an officer of the United States who is empowered by law to conduct investigationsof, and to make arrests for, offenses enumerated in 18 U.S.C,'S2516. Your affiantPhillips is currently assigned as a Task Force Officer of the Drug EnforcementAdministration (DEA) HIDTA Group 51.Your affiant has been a member of the Baltimore County Police Department sinceOctober, 1995. Your affiant received 40 hours of training in the investigation of controlled dangerous substances while attending the Baltimore County Police Academy.Since 1997, your Affiant has attended annual in-service training classes that have focusedon the investigation of narcotics violations.During your affiant's tenure with the Baltimore County Police Department, he hasparticipated in the execution of over fifty (50) search and seizure warrants that havetargeted violations and violators of the criminal controlled substance laws, wherequantities of controlled dangerous substances, diluents, assorted packaging materials,paraphernalia related to the narcotics trade, ledger sheets, customer lists, currency,weapons and other items listed in Attachment A which are commonly used in thefurtherance of and are evidence of illegal narcotics trafficking.While assigned to the Narcotics Section of the Baltimore County PoliceDepartment, your affiant while acting in an undercover capacity has made at least three(3) purchases of controlled dangerous substances from narcotics traffickers.Your affiant has participated in prior investigations that have utilized court-ordered interception of wire communications as an investigative tool, and is therebyfamiliar with the jargon used by those involved in illegal narcotics trafficking.