ELKTON MAN CHARGED AS DRUG KINGPIN
Maryland State Police Gang Enforcement Unit completes a long term multi-jurisdictional investigation which led to the arrest of an Elkton man charging him as a drug kingpin.
The suspect is identified as Jamor T. Burks, 27 of the unit-block of Willow Court, Elkton, Md. He is charged with CDS-drug kingpin, possession with intent to distribute heroin, conspiracy drug possession in large amounts, possession of heroin, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, illegal possession of a firearm and other related charges. Burks is currently being held without bond at the Cecil County Detention Center. He was arrested yesterday at the Cecil County Health Department without incident.
Just after 5:00 p.m. on March 16, 2015, members of the Maryland State Police Gang Enforcement Unit completed a seven month investigation into the distribution of heroin and violence in the Winding Brook Community of Elkton, Md. Investigators were able to identify Jamor Burks as the supplier of large amounts of heroin to individuals who, along with Burks, controlled the heroin distribution in this open air drug market. Through exhausting surveillance operations, Burks was observed traveling from Maryland to Delaware, transporting the illegal substance.
Investigators, along with agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation Bel Air Office, were able to identify members of Burks’ drug trafficking organization. After his arrest, multiple search and seizure warrants were executed at locations in the Willow Brook Community where Burk was known to reside. Throughout the investigation, approximately 4,000 single serving bags of heroin were recovered, with a street value of $12,000. An additional small amount of crack cocaine, along with a loaded .40 caliber gun and over $13,045 in drug proceeds were seized.
During this ongoing investigation, members of the Maryland State Police Gang Enforcement Unit worked closely with investigators from the Northern Region Criminal Enforcement Division, the Maryland State Apprehension Team, Cecil and Harford County Drug Task Forces, and the Elkton Police Department. The investigation continues as additional members are identified and arrested.