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May 30, 2014 DUSM John Lopez, District of Columbia (202) 536-7871
U.S. Marshals Capture Notable Fugitive

Washington – Deputy U.S. Marshals arrested Micah Bidgell, a fugitive wanted on an outstanding federal warrant as part of a large drug conspiracy, in Washington Wednesday.

Micah Bidgell is accused of being a co-conspirator in a heroin and cocaine network in Washington, D.C. Bidgell’s charges include conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and 500 grams or more of cocaine.

In August 2013, the Drug Enforcement Administration executed multiple arrest warrants targeting a heroin and cocaine distribution group. DEA agents apprehended several members of this group, which included Curtis Malone. Malone, a notable figure in the Washington metro area, was a co-founder of D.C. Assault, an amateur athletic league team. Bidgell, one of the targets of the investigation, eluded authorities. At the request of the DEA, U.S. Marshals became involved in looking for Bidgell. After a 9-month-long investigation, a team of deputies tracked Bidgell down in southeast Washington and arrested him without incident Wednesday.

“I’m extremely proud of my deputy marshals for their vigilance in arresting an individual who continued to endanger the public,” 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 more than 36,000 federal fugitives. More federal fugitives are arrested by the Marshals than all other federal agencies combined.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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