Federal and local law enforcement agents seized $60,000 in liquid PCP, $12,000 in cocaine and several weapons during raids at two "safe storage houses" in the District and Prince George's County yesterday morning.
The raids, described by D.C. police as part of an investigation into a "major drug distribution ring," were conducted by federal, D.C. and Prince George's authorities.
At 6:30 a.m., agents raided an apartment in the 6300 block of Maxwell Drive in Camp Springs, and found four liquid ounces of PCP, a powerful hallucinogen. Aside from the drug, worth about $20,000, the agents recovered 125 grams of cocaine, an assault rifle, a handgun and a bulletproof vest.
Authorities said Michael A. Kirksy, 29, who lived in the apartment, was arrested and charged with violating the federal Substance Control Act, possession with intent to deliver and using a firearm in relation to a drug crime, a federal violation that carries a five-year mandatory jail sentence. A 16-year-old District juvenile was in the apartment but was released.
A short time later, federal agents and District police raided an apartment on the 3600 block of Minnesota Avenue SE and seized a gallon of PCP, worth about $40,000. Arrested were Crystal Williams, of the 3700 block of Ninth Street SE, and Sylvester Harper, of the 1100 block of Southview Drive, Oxon Hill.
Williams and Harper were charged with violating federal drug laws, including possession with intent to deliver.