Federal Agents Arrest and Charge Rappers with Drug Crimes

Law Enforcement Officials Say Crimes Were Described in 2016 Video

Federal Agents Arrest and Charge Rappers with Drug CrimesCiting a YouTube video made in 2016, federal agents arrested two local rappers and booked them on drug charges. YGG, whose real name is Davante Harrison, was arrested at his Cockeysville apartment on Monday, November 25, after agents found heroin and an unknown white powder in his rental car. The same day, Damont Brown was arrested in Owings Mills on a drug charge. Harrison and Brown made a video in 2016 called “Errday,” which authorities say chronicles their illegal activity.

When arrested, Harrison also had nearly $10,000 in cash and a loaded .40 caliber Glock pistol. Officers found approximately 40 grams of heroin at Brown’s apartment, as well as a sifter, mixing bowl, and digital scale. A third defendant was arrested in the Riverside neighborhood, allegedly in possession of almost 500 grams of heroin and other drugs.

Officials contend that Harrison and Brown are associated with the “Trained to Go” crew they allege has been running the heroin and cocaine trade in Baltimore’s Westside for years. They say Harrison offered a bounty of $20,000 to anyone willing to kill a police informant working against the Trained to Go crew. The informant was slain on city streets a year ago.

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For over 30 years, attorney Jonathan Scott Smith has fought for the rights of people charged with criminal acts in the greater Baltimore area and throughout Maryland. He has a thorough understanding of criminal law and procedure. He’ll painstakingly investigate your case, gather and preserve all relevant evidence, and confirm that law enforcement officers did not violate your constitutional rights.

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Student Not Guilty of Possession of Drugs and Deadly Weapons

Drug Possession and Deadly Weapons

A 21-year old student was stopped by a Howard County for a cracked windshield. After being stopped, the driver was asked repeatedly whether he had anything illegal in the car. The police officer stated that the student might as well be honest, because the officer was going to search the car anyway.

Car Search Results in Marijuana and Deadly Weapons

The student then admitted having a marijuana pipe. The police officer ordered the driver out of the car, placed him under arrest, and searched the car, seizing marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a hatchet and several knives (deadly weapons). The student, however, was found not guilty of all charges in the District Court for Howard County.

Most deadly weapon and drug possession charges result in plea bargains. But someone charged with possession of drugs and deadly weapon charges should have an experienced criminal lawyer or drug possession attorney defend them.

Driver Not Guilty of Drug Possession and Deadly Weapon Charges

In this case, Jonathan Scott Smith, an experienced Columbia criminal lawyer, represented the student. He refused a plea bargain offer and took the case to trial. On cross examination, the police officer admitted that the student had not committed any moving violations. The officer could not describe the location or size of the alleged windshield crack, and never issued a repair order for such a violation. The judge agreed that the police officer lacked legal cause to stop the car, and suppressed all evidence, including the marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and deadly weapons. Absent this evidence, the student was found not guilty of all charges.

Top Rated Howard County Drug Possession Attorney

Mr. Smith is a top rated attorney and former prosecutor with more than 30 years of extensive trial experience. Attorney Smith has handled thousands of criminal cases in the local courts, including numerous deadly weapon and drug possession charges. With a solid and longstanding reputation for personal service and thorough preparation, we get many of our new cases as referrals from existing or former clients, or from other attorneys. Mr. Smith fights hard for his clients. That’s why many satisfied clients think so highly of him.

Mr. Smith’s extensive trial experience — and track record of successful results in drug possession and deadly weapon charges, and other cases— has earned him the recognition of his peers, with an AV® Preeminent™* Peer Review Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating process, and a 10.0 Superb AVVO rating. These are the highest ratings possible for legal skill, ethical practice, lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition. Attorney Smith is considered to be one of the best criminal lawyers in Howard County.

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Attorney Jonathan Scott Smith represents clients in criminal defense matters, DUI / DWI, MVA Hearings, traffic offensesdomestic violence and child abuse charges throughout Maryland, including the cities of Columbia, Clarksville, Sykesville, Fulton, Elkridge, Frederick, Mt. Airy, Ellicott City, Laurel, Westminster, and Baltimore. Lawyer Smith also provides experienced legal representation for clients in Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Prince Georges (Prince George) County, Howard County and Montgomery County, MD.



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