A series of buys using a police informant and an undercover officer led to the arrests of two men on charges of dealing heroin in Frederick, according to court documents.
Dylan Scott Flannery, 23, and Jose Antonio Thomas Rodriguez, 24, were taken into custody on several charges, including possession with the intent to distribute heroin, after Frederick police served a warrant Thursday at Rodriguez’s home in the 800 block of East 16th Street in Frederick.
Flannery was the target of a previous investigation by police in which an informant and an undercover officer arranged to buy heroin from him, according to charging documents filed in Frederick County District Court.
Detectives first began looking into Flannery in October 2014 when several informants identified him as a heroin dealer in Frederick, the documents state.
Contacting Flannery through an informant, police bought heroin from him in two separate meetings Jan. 31 and Feb. 10, according to the documents. The same undercover officer accompanied the informant during both buys, the documents state.
Flannery was in Rodriguez’s apartment when a search warrant was executed by police there at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, according to the charging documents. Along with drug paraphernalia, police recovered three handguns, ammunition and at least 6 grams of heroin, according to police.
A second search warrant was executed about an hour later, at 12:47 a.m. Friday, at Flannery’s home in the 1100 block of Players Circle in Frederick, where more paraphernalia was recovered, the documents state.
Flannery was charged with five counts of possession with the intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance and two counts of heroin possession, according to court records. Rodriguez was charged with one count each of possession with the intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, heroin possession and possession of a counterfeit prescription drug order, records state.
Flannery and Rodriguez were ordered held on $50,000 and $25,000 bail, respectively, court records state. Both men remained in the Frederick Adult Detention Center as of Monday night.