HAGERSTOWN, MD — Five Hagerstown residents have been arrested after a major drug and weapons bust February 9th announced by The Washington County Sheriff’s Office and its law enforcement partners this week.

A release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office revealed the following:

Members of the Frederick County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). Washington County Narcotics Task Force, and Hagerstown Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) successfully executed three search warrants in Hagerstown with the assistance of SWAT from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO). Deputies obtained the search warrants after a lengthy investigation that originated in Frederick County.
HIDTA served the following Hagerstown locations with search warrants:
• 11200 Block of Grouse Lane South
• 200 Block of South Potomac Street
• 200 Block of Wakefield Road
During the search of the three locations, detectives seized the following:
o $8,799 in cash
o 2-9 mm handguns
o 3.8 pounds of cocaine
o 1.1 pounds of fentanyl
o Approximately ½ pound of crack cocaine
o 2.3 pounds of crystal meth
o 16 pounds of marijuana
o 569 oxycodone pills
o 1,152 M30 fentanyl pills (sold on the street as counterfeit oxycodone)
The total street value of the narcotics seized is more than $750,000.
Detectives arrested the following subjects, all from Hagerstown, 45-year-old Fleance Tyrone Archie, 60-year-old
Terrence Tyrell Major Jr., 50-year-old Terrell Lashore Owens, 40-year-old Eugene Russell Lattisaw,
20-year-old Nasir Tyreque Truax,


*************Fleance Tyrone Archie, age 45
• Possession with intent to distribute fentanyl
• Maintaining a common nuisance for the illegal storage of Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS)
• Possession of large amount of fentanyl
• Possession of cocaine (2 counts)
• Possession with intent to distribute marijuana
• Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine
• Possession of heroin
• Possession with intent to distribute heroin
• Possession of methamphetamine
• Possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine
• Possession of fentanyl
• Possession of a large amount of cocaine
• Possession of marijuana over the civil amount

*************Eugene Russell Lattisaw, age 40
• Maintaining a common nuisance for the illegal storage of CDS
• Possession of crack cocaine
• Possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine
• Possession of CDS paraphernalia

***********Terrence Tyrell Major Jr., age 60
• Possession of crack cocaine

***********Terrell Lashore Owens, age 50
• Possession of a firearm with a felony conviction
• Illegal possession of ammunition

************Nasir Tyreque Truax, age 20
• Possession of a firearm by a minor

HIDTA detectives transported all five subjects to the Washington County Adult Detention Center.
A press release from the sheriff’s office says, “The public should recognize this is a very significant, large-scale investigation that shut down a major drug supplier to the region,” according to FCSO Sheriff Chuck Jenkins. “The numerous months of investigation consumed many hours of manpower.
“The quantities of fentanyl and crystal meth seized, believed to have come from Mexico, were by far the largest quantities seized in the local Frederick-Washington County region. This major take down is a clear win for law enforcement and with the quantities of fentanyl and fentanyl pills seized and removed off the streets, it is no doubt that lives will be saved. This is yet another example of our strong and effective ongoing drug enforcement efforts in Frederick County.”
This investigation was a coordinated effort between the FCSO and the WCSO with assistance from the Frederick Police Department (PD), the Hagerstown PD, the Brunswick PD, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Washington County States Attorney’s Office, Hagerstown DEA, and the Frederick County States Attorney’s Office under the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN).
The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services provides grant funding and strategic support to MCIN member sites to identify, disrupt, and dismantle criminal organizations through inter-agency collaboration and data sharing to make Maryland safer. The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services funded this project under sub-award number, MCIN-2023-001203.