Published on July 23rd, 2013 | by Daniel R. Perlman0
16 Defendants Charged in a Commercial Burglary Ring and Drug Conspiracy
A federal grand jury has returned three indictments charging 16 defendants – eight in a conspiracy to distribute prescription drugs, heroin and cocaine around the Baltimore metropolitan area and the remaining defendants in conspiracies to commit armed home invasions, residential burglaries and commercial burglaries.
The indictment was announced by Assistant Special Agent in Charge Gary Tuggle of the Drug Enforcement Administration and other officials. “Prescription drug trafficking in the Baltimore area is a growing problem, and today’s law enforcement action is evidence that DEA, along with our federal, state and local partners, intend to aggressively combat this problem,” said Tuggle.
“This is a group of violent individuals who have victimized citizens and businesses throughout the region for some time,” stated Howard County Police Chief William McMahon. “We are proud to have taken part in this effort, and thankful for the partnerships we have with the local and federal agencies who participated.”
Eight defendants are charged in one indictment with conspiring to distribute oxycodone, heroin, methadone, buprenorphine, cocaine and alprazolam from 2010 to the present: David Paschall, age 54, of Catonsville, Maryland, Jackie Weatherley, age 30, of Lansdowne, Maryland, Chad Paschall, age 28, of Baltimore, Michael Terry, age 51, of Baltimore, Richard Ashbrook, age 51, of Baltimore, Richard Braitsch, age 38, of Baltimore, William Matheny, age 44, of Lansdowne, and Sidney Tawes, age 24, of Dundalk, Maryland.
Six defendants are charged in a second indictment with conspiring to commit bank larceny and incidental crimes, and interstate transportation of stolen goods from September 2011 to the present. Three of the defendants are also charged with being a felon in unlawful possession of a firearm: David Paschall, Chad Paschall, Mark Johnson, age 51, Baltimore, Ronald Henderson, age 51, of Pasadena, Maryland, William Metcalf, age 38, of Baltimore, and Kenneth Smith, age 51, of Millersville, Maryland.
A third indictment charges the following defendants with conspiring to commit bank larceny and interstate transportation of stolen goods from September 2011 to the present: Carl Parrish Paschall, Sr., age 53, of Halethorpe, Maryland; Carl Parrish Paschall, Jr., age 31, of Baltimore; Chad Paschall, Michael Johnson, age 25, of Baltimore, and Thomas Ellis, age 22, of Baltimore.
According to an affidavit supporting the search warrants, David Paschall operates Paschall’s Auto Body and Fender located at 801 Desoto Road in Baltimore. This location is central to the drug distribution and other criminal activities allegedly carried out by the defendants.
The affidavit also alleges that this criminal enterprise also commits commercial burglaries, home invasion armed robberies, arsons and other crimes at convenience stores, gas stations, financial institutions, restaurants homes and liquor stores in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Also arrested today by Baltimore County Police on state charges was Michael Paschall, son of David Paschall, for his alleged participation in a home invasion robbery in Kingsville, Maryland.
Source: justice.gov “16 Defendants Charged in a Commercial Burglary Ring and Drug Conspiracy,” July 23, 2013.