CRIME

Dean Roy Thomas faces drug, weapons, assault charges

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A Lanham man is facing numerous drug and weapons charges after authorities found over $500,000 worth of marijuana and several loaded guns in a Hyattsville business.

Prince George's County Police say that Dean Roy Thomas is being held without bond and also faces charges of first-degree assault.

Police say that on Nov. 2, Hyattsville City Police responded to a business in the 4800 block of Rhode Island Avenue on reports of an assault. The victim said that Thomas, the owner of a business across the street from his, fled to his place of business just after 7 p.m.

During a search of the building by police and K9 units, officers say they discovered 58 pounds of marijuana and three loaded handguns. Authorities say the drugs have a street value of $527,000.

The investigation into the charges is ongoing.

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