Suspects arrested in D.C. drug bust due in court

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(AP, WJLA) - More than a dozen people indicted in a drug trafficking probe are due in court.

Seventeen people were indicted Aug. 4 on charges of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana.

The defendants charged include Espey Brown, Jr., 37, of Washington, D.C.; Keith Gregory Gaston, 39, of Silver Spring, MD; Angela Denise Peoples, 40, of Washington, D.C.; Eugene Edward Gadson, 38, of Washington, D.C.; Derrick Anthony Harris, 37, of Washington, D.C.; Laura Ann Cooper, 51, of Washington, D.C.; Gregory Tuckson, 55, of Washington, D.C.; Harry Terrell, Jr., 68, of Washington, D.C.; Thomas Kearney, Jr., 53, of Washington, D.C.; Gregory Martin, 55, of Washington, D.C.; David Emanuel Kyle, 41, of Camp Springs, MD; Tyrone Marcel Smith, 42, of Accokeek, MD; Joseph Garvin Young, 35, of Lanham, MD; Anthony Andre Carter, 32, of Fort Washington, MD; Walter Lybrant Hayman, 47, of Glenn Dale, MD; Marcus Alfred Gurley, 31, of Glenn Dale, MD; and Eric Michael Woods, 40, of Washington, D.C. 

Fifteen of the suspects were arrested Tuesday after authorities served search warrants in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
They're due in court Wednesday in Washington.

Officials say $600,000 in cash, cocaine, marijuana, weapons and vehicles were seized.

If convicted, the suspects face a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of life in prison.

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