28 Arrested on Drug, Gun Charges in 'Coordinated Takedown'

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Authorities have arrested more than two dozen people on drug and firearms charges in what prosecutors are describing as a "coordinated takedown'' stemming from a gang investigation.

More than 300 law enforcement agents and officers executed the arrests throughout Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia Wednesday on charges filed in federal court in Alexandria.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, which is prosecuting most of the cases, said the charges stem from an investigation of area Blood gangs.

"Multiple criminal acts were tied to gang and drug activity, including, but not limited to, homicide, malicious wounding, robbery, shootings, and drug and firearms distribution," the attorney's office said in a news release.

The investigation, dubbed Operation Tin Panda, began this spring and involves numerous federal and local police agencies.

During the course of the investigation, more than 30 people have been arrested.

Below is a list of the 28 people arrested Wednesday:

- Tarvell Vandiver, 29; Woodbridge; Conspiracy to Distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base - Jerry McAllister, 42; Laurel, Maryland; Conspiracy to Distribute 100 grams or more of heroin - Rashourn Niles, 37; Woodbridge; Conspiracy to Distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine - Chennor Bah, 30; Woodbridge; Conspiracy to Distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine - Nasiru Carew, 35; Dale City; Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana - Nathaniel Bruce Cobbold, 27; Woodbridge; Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana - Jamar Cox, 30; Hyattsville; Maryland Use and Carry of Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime - Robert Evans, 27; Woodbridge; Conspiracy to Distribute THC - Deion Wright, 25; Alexandria; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime - Kelvin Bennett, 27; Washington, D.C.; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime - Cydrick Delrosario, 58; Springfield; Conspiracy to Distribute 50 grams or more of Methamphetamine - Raheem Kelly, 39; Woodbridge; Conspiracy to Distribute 28 grams or more of Cocaine Base - Tayvon Patterson, 24; Elkridge, Maryland; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime - Tavon Bailey, 27; District Heights, MD; Felon in Possession of a Firearm - Alpha Kamara, 20; Woodbridge; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime - Tavon Ferguson, 24; Triangle; Felon in Possession of a Firearm - Samantha Winter, 22; Culpepper; False Statements During the Purchase of a Firearm - Kaitlin McCabe, 19; Woodbridge; Possession and Unlawful Transfer of a Firearm - Marcus Andrei Harris, 27; Washington, D.C.; Conspiracy to Distribute 50 grams or more of Methamphetamine, Use and Carry of a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime - Teodoro Gonzales, 37; Woodbridge; Conspiracy to Distribute 5 Grams or more of Methamphetamine, Felon in Possession of a Firearm. - Orean Anthony Hayden, 29; Alexandria; Use and Carry of a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime - Frederick Preston Gaarsoe Turner, 36; Woodbridge; Conspiracy to Distribute 50 grams or more of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, Possession of Methamphetamine with the Intent to Distribute - Bryan Matthews, 19; Alexandria; Use and Carry of a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime - Brandon Edler, 23; Fredericksburg; Conspiracy to Distribute 28 grams or more of Cocaine Base - Anthony Lozada, 18; Woodbridge; Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking - Ezana Demisse, 25; Alexandria; Use and Carry of a Firearm During and in Relation to Drug Trafficking - Michael Lederer, 31; Woodbridge; Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person - Cory Patterson, 34; Fredericksburg; Conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, Use and Carry of a Firearm During and in Relation to Drug Trafficking