The FBI on Wednesday arrested a Baltimore law enforcement officer for allegedly offering medication and a privately manufactured gun in exchange for hard cash and narcotics, according to a media launch from the Office of Justice.
Steven Umberto Angelini, 41, is billed with conspiracy to distribute cocaine and oxycodone and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Angelini, who has worked in the division for 16 decades, has been suspended without pay back.
In January, Angelini achieved out to the president of the Infamous Ryders Motorbike Club in Maryland and explained he could promote him oxycodone supplements, in accordance to an FBI affidavit.
“Sell this pinks for some canine bro if you have any buddy. Trade,” Angelini explained in a text whilst sending four images of the supplements, the legal grievance said.
He wrote that he experienced “90 of them” and that he could trade for a “half for $8 a piece and some dog,” seemingly referring to cocaine.
“Yeah I want them,” the motorcycle club member replied.
“Ok buddy. They are yours,” Angelini explained back, according to an account of the exchange in the affadavit.
Angelini also explained to this co-conspirator that 1 of his former suppliers was murdered, and the probable new provider agreed to give him $100 and cocaine in trade for the oxycodone, in accordance to an affidavit. Angelini also allegedly provided to give the co-conspirator data on his former supplier’s loss of life in trade for medicines. He allegedly gave the co-conspirator sensitive legislation enforcement information on the ongoing homicide circumstance.
“Bro I am contacting murder tomorrow and discovering out any details and want that motherfucker caught,” Angelini wrote in a text. “I’m so unfortunate bro, I do not know what transpired. No surprise his telephone was not doing the job.”
Months afterwards, on April 8, Angelini and his speak to from the motorcycle club commenced communicating all over again, in accordance to the affidavit. Angelini allegedly supplied to market the male a ghost gun ― a privately produced firearm that does not have a serial selection ― in exchange for money and narcotics. Afterwards that day, he sent the gun and been given the revenue and medicines.
Also in April, Angelini texted his co-conspirator and offered to get ammunition and firearm accessories in exchange for cocaine, the affidavit claims. Angelini acquired a journal and ammunition for the ghost gun, which he later on gave to his co-conspirator in exchange for the cocaine.
A month later on, Angelini allegedly notified the co-conspirator that he experienced additional oxycodone supplements for sale, and the two adult males negotiated that the co-conspirator would give Angelini funds and cocaine for the oxycodone.
If convicted, Angelini could experience a highest sentence of 20 several years in federal jail on the drug-relevant costs. He faces a obligatory bare minimum of 5 decades and up to daily life in federal jail on the firearm cost.