Multiple Arrests Made for Manufacturing Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) "Crack" Cocaine; Other Offenses - News Release

NEWS RELEASE

City of Takoma Park Police Department

7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, Md 20912

For more information contact:

Public Information Officer (PIO)

Catherine Plevy, 301-891-7142 or 240-338-2901

October 14, 2013 (12:15 pm)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chief Alan M. Goldberg from the Takoma Park Police Department announces the arrests of the following individuals:

Brian Blackwell, 43, of Hyattsville, Maryland, for Manufacturing Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) "Crack" Cocaine, Possession with the Intent to Distribute CDS "Crack" Cocaine and Possession of CDS "Crack" Cocaine.

Juan Miranda, 24, of Owings Mill, Maryland, for Manufacturing Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) "Crack" Cocaine, Possession with the Intent to Distribute CDS "Crack" Cocaine and Possession of CDS "Crack" Cocaine.

Jose Lovo Guevara, 22, of Owings Mill, Maryland, for Manufacturing Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) "Crack" Cocaine, Possession with the Intent to Distribute CDS "Crack" Cocaine and Possession of CDS "Crack" Cocaine.

Gregory Brunson, 53, of Takoma Park, Maryland, for Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) Marijuana.

Janice Terry, 54, of Washington, D.C., for Possession of Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS).

A 16 year old juvenile male of Owings Mill, Maryland, for Manufacturing Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) "Crack" Cocaine, Possession with the Intent to Distribute CDS "Crack" Cocaine and Possession of CDS "Crack" Cocaine.

On October 11, 2013, Takoma Park Police responded to the 7900 block of Lockney Avenue for a report of a strong armed robbery that had occurred. The victim was approached by two males who pushed her down and stole her property. One of the males fled into a residence on Lockney Avenue. Takoma Park Police established a perimeter around the residence and surrounding areas. The residence belonged to Brunson who requested officers make entry into his residence to check on the welfare of his elderly mother. Upon entry, officers made contact with four male subjects in the kitchen. Various items of evidentiary value (drugs and paraphernalia) were located in the residence, in plain view, which were impounded. The residence was secured and a search warrant was requested and obtained. Pursuant to the search, several more items of evidentiary value were recovered.

Blackwell, Miranda and Lovo Guevara were arrested and transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit without incident and charged accordingly.

Brunson and Terry were issued criminal citations and released.

The juvenile was issued criminal citations and released to the custody of a parent.

This was a great collaborative effort between the Takoma Park Police Department officers, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Division (CID), Drug Task Force and the Gang Task Force.

**Photographs of Blackwell, Miranda and Lovo Guevara are attached to this Release.

Photographs of Brunson and Terry are unavailable at this time.

Photographs of juveniles do not get released.**