ATF, FBI arrest 28 in massive DC gun and drug sting

- More than 300 law enforcement agents conducted a massive gun and drug sting operation Wednesday morning, resulting in the arrest of 28 suspects in the greater Washington D.C. area.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and Explosives and Federal Bureau of Investigation called the sting Operation Tin Panda, and said it began in the spring.

With the assistance of several local law enforcement agencies, authorities say they began investigating members of the Blood gang and their involvement in violent crime, drugs and guns in Northern Virginia.

Officials said the suspects were wanted for their involvement in a slew of crimes, including homicide, malicious wounding, robbery, shootings, and drug and firearms distribution.

Previous search warrants have landed officials drugs, including cocaine, heroin, crystal methamphetamine, THC and marijuana, and more than five dozen firearms. Wednesday’s operation turned up more guns, heroin and other drugs, authorities said.

Officials said the following suspects were arrested on Wednesday:

- Tarvell Vandiver, 29 of Woodbridge, Virginia
Conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base

- Jerry McAllister, 42 of Laurel, Maryland
Conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin

- Rashourn Niles, 37 of Woodbridge, Virginia
Conspiracy to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine

- Chennor Bah, 30 of Woodbridge, Virginia
Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine

- Nasiru Carew, 35 of Dale City, Virginia
Conspiracy to distribute marijuana

- Nathaniel Bruce Cobbold, 27 of Woodbridge, Virginia
Conspiracy to distribute marijuana

- Jamar Cox, 30 of Hyattsville, Maryland
Use and carry of firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime

- Robert Evans, 27 of Woodbridge, Virginia
Conspiracy to distribute THC

- Deion Wright, 25 of Alexandria, Virginia
Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime

- Kelvin Bennett, 27 of Washington, D.C.
Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime

- Cydrick Delrosario, 58 of Springfield, Virginia
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine

- Raheem Kelly, 39 of Woodbridge, Virginia
Conspiracy to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base

- Tayvon Patterson, 24 of Elkridge, Maryland
Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime

- Tavon Bailey, 27 of District Heights, Maryland
Felon in possession of a firearm

- Alpha Kamara, 20 of Woodbridge, Virginia
Possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime

- Tavon Ferguson, 24 of Triangle, Virginia
Felon in possession of a firearm

- Samantha Winter, 22 of Culpepper, Virginia
False statements during the purchase of a firearm

- Kaitlin McCabe, 19 of Woodbridge, Virginia
Possession and unlawful transfer of a firearm

- Marcus Andrei Harris, 27 of Washington, D.C.
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, use and carry of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime

- Teodoro Gonzales, 37 of Woodbridge, Virginia
Conspiracy to distribute 5 grams or more of methamphetamine, felon in possession of a firearm

- Orean Anthony Hayden, 29 of Alexandria, Virginia
Use and carry of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime

- Frederick Preston Gaarsoe Turner, 36 of Woodbridge, Virginia
Conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute

- Bryan Matthews, 19 of Alexandria, Virginia
Use and carry of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime

- Brandon Edler, 23 of Fredericksburg, Virginia
Conspiracy to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base

- Anthony Lozada, 18 of Woodbridge, Virginia
Possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking

- Ezana Demisse, 25 of Alexandria, Virginia
Use and carry of a firearm during and in relation to drug trafficking

- Michael Lederer, 31 of Woodbridge, Virginia
Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person

- Cory Patterson, 34 of Fredericksburg, Virginia
Conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, use and carry of a firearm during and in relation to drug trafficking

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