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.
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