Annapolis, MD -- Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams announced today that Tyshon Antwon McClain, 23, of Baltimore was found guilty of Distribution of Narcotics, two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute: Narcotics, and two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute: Not Marijuana by an Anne Arundel County Circuit Court jury.
"Anyone profiting off of the disease of addiction can expect to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," said Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams. "I'm grateful to our police department for their vigilant efforts to stop these dealers from plaguing our communities."
On April 21, 2017, Anne Arundel County Police conducted undercover surveillance at a shopping center in Glen Burnie when the officer observed a woman loitering in the parking lot. The woman then walked from the parking lot to the side of a restaurant, where she stopped and leaned against the wall.
After approximately five minutes, McClain drove into the parking lot of the restaurant and parked a short distance from the woman. The woman approached his vehicle, where she and McClain exchanged items. McClain left the parking lot and the woman immediately entered the restaurant and went to the area of the bathroom.
While traveling on Ritchie Highway, McClain was pulled over by a marked Anne Arundel County Police car based on the probable cause of the drug sale. He was found to be in possession of 23 glassine baggies of crack cocaine and 41 capsules of heroin. The capsules tested positive for both heroin and furanylfentanyl.
Sentencing is scheduled for November 30, 2017.
Judge Alison L. Asti presided over the case. Assistant State's Attorney Jason Steinhardt prosecuted the case on behalf of the citizens of Anne Arundel County.