Troopers Arrest Rising Sun Gang Member for Distributing Heroin; Allegedly Operated Drug Activity Out of Local Hotels

From Maryland State Police:

Members of the Maryland State Police, Gang Enforcement Unit arrested a Rising Sun man after seizing more than one hundred doses of heroin found his hotel room in North East, Maryland.

John M. Walker, 23 of the unit block of Ayers Drive, Rising Sun, Maryland has been charged with possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm/drug trafficking. He was taken before a District Court Commissioner for a bond review and is currently being held on a $200,000 bond.

On February 25, 2013, investigators from the Maryland State Police, Gang Enforcement Unit with the assistance of members of the Firearms Enforcement Unit and uniformed personnel from North East Barrack conducted a traffic stop on a 1994 Toyota Camry, in the parking lot of a shopping center in North East, Maryland. The passenger of the vehicle was Walker. Simultaneously, search warrants were executed at the Ayers Drive location and a local hotel in North East. During the execution of the search warrants, 114 individually packaged doses of heroin along with a loaded .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun were located in the hotel room. Walker was found to have over $1,200.00 in his possession when arrested.

Walker was arrested without incident. The 114 baggies of heroin have a street value of $800.00.

The investigation began in late January of 2013, when several complaints of possible drug activity at the Avery Drive address were received. This information was forwarded to members of the Gang Enforcement Unit because of Walker’s known affiliation with a gang known as Dead Man Incorporated. Evidence in the investigation indicated that Walker was operating his drug activity out of local hotels.

The Gang Enforcement Unit is a multi-jurisdictional unit tasked with disrupting and dismantling criminal organizations throughout state.


  1. Fed up says

    I’m wondering when Annapolis will begin pushing a bill to tighten hotel/motel regulation…they are clearly the problem, right? Oh, this isn’t a gun issue? So we can apply different logic? Okay, I’m sorry – I’ll get back in the lemming line.