Washington – Deputy U.S. Marshals
arrested Friday a fugitive wanted on an outstanding federal warrant as part
of a large drug conspiracy in the D.C. Metro area.
Jerry Baptiste is accused of being the ringleader of a notorious heroin
network in Washington, D.C., and Prince Georges County, Md.. Baptiste’s
charges include conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to
distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and possession of a firearm during a
drug trafficking offense.
In November 2012, U.S. Marshals assisted the Federal Bureau of Investigation
in an arrest operation in which multiple subjects were sought. One of the
targets of the investigation, Baptiste, eluded authorities. The FBI
requested assistance by a Deputy U.S. Marshal assigned to the FBI Safe
Streets Task Force in the apprehension of Baptiste. After a 3-month-long
investigation a team of deputies tracked down Baptiste in Southeast
Washington, D.C., and arrested him without incident.
“I’m extremely proud of my deputy marshals for their persistence and efforts
that led to the capture of this dangerous fugitive,” said U.S. Marshal for
the District of Columbia Edwin Sloane.
Annually, investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals result in the
apprehension of approximately 34,000 federal fugitives. More federal
fugitives are arrested by the Marshals than all other federal agencies
information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at
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