Baltimore, Maryland – Dwight Antonio Pitts, age 47, of Hanover, Maryland, pleaded guilty on November 19, 2021, to charges related to his participation in a drug distribution conspiracy involving large amounts of fentanyl, cocaine, and marijuana, shipped through the U.S. Mail from California to Maryland.
The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Superintendent Colonel Woodrow W. Jones III of the Maryland State Police; Postal Inspector in Charge Daniel A. Adame of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service – Washington Division; and Assistant Special Agent in Charge Orville O. Greene of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office.
According to his guilty plea, since November 2019, the Maryland State Police (“MSP”), Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), United States Postal Inspection Service (“USPIS”) were investigating a drug trafficking conspiracy involving Pitts, Michael Fisher (a.k.a. Mark Wilson), and others, who were distributing fentanyl, cocaine, and marijuana in the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan areas. Investigators used court-authorized wiretaps to intercept calls and other communications between Pitts, Fisher, and other conspirators in which they discussed drug distribution with each other and with other individuals. Investigators also conducted surveillance of drug transactions conducted by both Pitts and Fisher.
During the conspiracy, Pitts and Fisher traveled to California multiple times to obtain kilograms of cocaine and fentanyl. Once in possession of the narcotics, Pitts or Fisher used the U.S. Mail to ship the narcotics back to Maryland for distribution.
Between May and August 2020, U.S. Postal Inspectors interdicted several parcels from the mail, including two parcels bound for an address in Hyattsville, Maryland that was identified as a location leased by Pitts. On August 13, 2020, a search warrant was authorized for the two parcels. Law enforcement recovered more than two kilograms of cocaine from one parcel and more than two kilograms