Frederick Man Arrested in Undercover Heroin Operation

- FREDERICK, Md. - Officers with the Frederick Police Department's Drug Enforcement Unit arrested a local man this week as part of an undercover heroin operation. 

Police say on Tuesday, May 6 around 9:30 a.m. an undercover officer purchased a quantity of what was represented to him as being heroin.

The transaction ensued from a controlled call made by the officer to a suspected heroin dealer, later identified as Riccardo Anthony Wakefield.  

The transaction took place in a parking lot off Ballenger Creek Pike, and police say Wakefield was subsequently placed under arrest. 

During a search of Wakefield, officers recovered two hypodermic needles and two papers bindles containing suspected heroin. A field test of the substance Wakefield sold to the officer was negative for heroin. Officers say the substance will receive further testing at a laboratory. 

Wakefield was taken to Central Booking for an appearance before a District Court Commissioner. He's charged with distribution non-CDS, possession with the intent to distribute a non-CDS, possession of a non-CDS, possession of heroin, and possession of CDS Admin-Equipment (needles). 

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