Annapolis Police Announce Multi-Agency Coordinated Drug Bust

 On the evening of September 24th and into the morning of September 25th, members of the Annapolis Police Department Drug Enforcement and FLEX Units conducted an initiative in Eastport in reference to illegal drug sales, non-fatal drug overdoses and firearm related violence. The initiative led to the seizure of  illegal drugs and a loaded handgun.

Devontay Butler, 26, of Annapolis was in the 1100 block of Madison Street when officers saw him, as Mr. Butler is known by officers. When officers approached Mr. Butler, he unsuccessfully attempted to flee into a locked residence. Officers caught up with Mr. Butler and placed him under arrest for trespassing. He had seven individually packaged paper folds of suspected cocaine, a glass vial containing suspected PCP, a cut straw and drug packaging materials in his possession. Mr. Butler was charged with two counts of possession of CDS with the intent to distribute, two counts of possession of CDS not marijuana, two counts of possession of CDS paraphernalia and trespassing. He was released from the Jennifer Road Detention Center after posting $1,000 bond.

Larry Hucks, 25, of Annapolis was in the 1000 block of President Street when officers saw him.  Mr. Hucks is known by officers as well.  Prior to making the arrest, officers confirmed Mr. Hucks had an open warrant for failing to appear in court. Mr. Hucks ran away from the officers, but was quickly located sitting in a parked vehicle. He was the only occupant of the vehicle. Initially, Mr. Hucks provided the officers with a false name, although they were able confirm his real identity. Mr. Hucks was subsequently arrested for the open warrant. A police K-9 dog positively alerted officers of the presence of illegal narcotics in the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, a small amount of suspected cocaine and a loaded handgun was found. Mr. Hucks is currently prohibited from possessing a handgun. He was charged with six criminal charges relating to possession of the illegal drugs, illegal possession of handgun and providing a false name to officers. Mr. Hucks is being held at the Jennifer Road Detention Center without bond.

This initiative was a coordinated effort between the Annapolis Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Unit and FLEX Unit under the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN). The Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP), provides grant funding and strategic support to MCIN member sites to identify, disrupt and dismantle criminal organizations through inter-agency collaboration and data sharing to make Maryland safer.