Baltimore fentanyl organizations with Hampshire County ties shut down by federal indictments

Two Baltimore-based drug trafficking organizations that supplied large amounts of fentanyl to West Virginia and caused at least two deaths have been dismantled, according to Department of Justice officials who unsealed separate federal indictments on January 11.

Thirty-four people from Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia were indicted on charges related to the sale of fentanyl, heroin and other drugs in Hampshire County and Mineral County.

“The drugs distributed led to a spike in overdoses in the region, both fatal and non-fatal. Much of the fentanyl had high levels of purity and had a purple tint to distinguish it from drugs sold by competitors,” said DOJ officials.

Kentrel Anthony Rollins, also known as “T-Rock,” 30, of Baltimore, Maryland was indicted for allegedly being the leader of a fentanyl distribution operation in Hampshire County and elsewhere from January 2020 to October 2021. Court documents show that in addition to the sale of drugs, there was firearms trafficking and the trading of guns for drugs. Many of the firearms were acquired by a straw purchaser on behalf of the organization.

Twelve people were charged in that indictment, which also includes the alleged trafficking of heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine. They include:

• Donte Fields, also known as “Lowe,” 27, of Baltimore, Maryland

• Erik Lee Kurtz, also known as “Edub,” 28, of Augusta, West Virginia

• Richard Lee Damewood, II, 38, of Purgitsville, West Virginia

• Gary Weldon, also known as “Fatboy,” 35, of Baltimore, Maryland

• Dylan Mitchell Lambert, 24, of Augusta, West Virginia

• Cassandra Rachelle Bowman, 28, of Augusta, West Virginia

• James Davis Graham, also known as “JD Graham,” 40, of Augusta, West Virginia

• Elrico Karon Scaff, also known as “Jay,” 23, of Ellicott City, Maryland

• Stacey Lynn Malcolm, 37, of Romney, West Virginia

• Jeanette L. Henkel, 31, of Augusta, West Virginia

• Dylan Moyers, 23, of Romney, West Virginia

Sean Jarred Davis, 31, also of Baltimore, was also indicted for being the alleged leader of a conspiracy to distribute more than 40 grams of fentanyl, as well as heroin, in Hampshire County and elsewhere from February 2021 to January 2023. A total of 22 individuals are charged in the case. They also include:

• Warren Thomas Gray, also known as “Stix,” 24, of Baltimore, Maryland

• Michael Eugene Lucas, Jr., also known as “Kevin,” 24, of Middle River, Maryland

• Erik Lee Kurz, also known as “Edub,” 28, of Augusta, West Virginia

• Dylan Carl Keckler, 29, of Augusta, West Virginia

• Jeanette L. Henkel, 31, of Augusta, West Virginia

• Lisa Gail Crouse, 41, of Cross Junction, Virginia

• Melissa Sue Cole, 47, of Capon Bridge, West Virginia

• Demarkco Tyree Canty, 20, of Parkville, Maryland

• Noah Izreel Neverdon, also known as “Melly,” 19, of Parkville, Maryland

• Rachael Elaine Biggs, 34, of Charmco, West Virginia

• Nicholas Vasilios Hainis, age 36, Nottingham, Maryland

• Sharon Rene Wagoner, also known as “Sherri,” 58, of Augusta, West Virginia

• Paul Edward Pownall, II, 42, of Romney, West Virginia

• Heather Marie Alexander, 30, of Winchester, Virginia

• Robert Bruce Stachow, 54, of Shanks, West Virginia

• Andrew Lee Jones, also known as “Jonezy,” 33, of Romney, West Virginia

• Glenn Alen Robey, 58, of August, West Virginia

• Kody Michael Shriver, 23, of Akron, Ohio

• Dexter Horn, 28, of Points, West Virginia

• Michael Wade McIntire, 43, of Augusta, West Virginia

• Kaitlyn Marie Shanklin, 21, of Augusta, West Virginia.

“Fentanyl continues to be the number one threat to public safety in the region and much of it flows here from Baltimore,” said United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld. “The investigators are to be commended for their outstanding work in identifying the sources of supply and halting their operations.”

The Potomac Highlands Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, led the investigations. The Task Force consists of members from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the West Virginia State Police, the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office, the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office, the Hardy County Sheriff’s Office, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, and the Keyser Police Department. The Hampshire County Prosecutor’s Office assisted.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the cases on behalf of the government.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.