Drug Kingpin from Odenton Sentenced In Connection with Distributing Large Amounts of Fentanyl, Multiple Overdoses throughout Maryland and Surrounding Areas
Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown today announced the plea and sentencing of Darvin Kevin McCoy, 36, of Odenton, Maryland, on charges including drug kingpin and supervision of a criminal organization, which relate to a long-term investigation into a fentanyl distribution ring that was operating in Howard County, Baltimore City, and Baltimore County.
On January 23, 2023, McCoy pled guilty before Judge Stephanie P. Porter of the Howard County Circuit Court to several charges, including drug kingpin, supervision of a criminal organization, conspiracy to commit robbery, solicitation of robbery, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, possession of a firearm with nexus to a drug trafficking crime, possession of a large amount of fentanyl mixture, and two counts of distribution of fentanyl. The robbery charges pertained to McCoy’s role in the robbery of money, drugs, and jewelry of a co-conspirator as a sanction for transgressions against the criminal organization. McCoy was sentenced to 20 years of incarceration without the possibility of parole.
The case began as an investigation by Howard County Police into a non-fatal opioid overdose that occurred in their jurisdiction. Investigators linked the overdose to as many as six additional overdoses that occurred throughout Maryland and Virginia, including at least one fatal overdose. During the investigation, police seized more than one kilogram of fentanyl and six handguns. Detectives observed hundreds of hand-to-hand drug transactions in multiple jurisdictions and intercepted communications that confirmed the distribution of large amounts of fentanyl throughout Maryland.
Darvin McCoy is one of six defendants charged in this investigation. On November 22, 2022, another defendant, Jawan Markeys Fulton, 28, of Baltimore, pled guilty before Judge William V. Tucker of the Circuit Court for Howard County to supervision of a criminal organization, conspiracy to commit robbery, possession of a firearm with nexus to a drug trafficking crime, possession of a large amount of fentanyl, and distribution of fentanyl. Fulton was sentenced to 20 years of incarceration, suspending all but five years to be served without the possibility of parole, and three years of supervised probation. Charges are still pending for the remaining four co-defendants.
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