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Aberdeen Man Convicted of Possessing Handguns and Large Amounts of Fentanyl

DATE: March 10, 2022
RE: Conviction of Adrian Lamar Goodwin

(Bel Air, Maryland) – Albert J. Peisinger, Jr., State’s Attorney for Harford County, has announced the conviction of Adrian Lamar Goodwin, 36, of Aberdeen, Maryland, for possession of fentanyl in the amount of five grams or more and for possession of a regulated firearm after having been convicted a disqualifying crime.

In February 2020, the Harford County Narcotics Task Force began an investigation into a drug trafficking organization operating in Harford County, Maryland. Utilizing court ordered surveillance, investigators determined that a drug trafficking organization was transporting cocaine from Tucson, Arizona into Harford County for redistribution. Multiple co-conspirators were identified in this criminal enterprise including Adrian Lamar Goodwin. After numerous hours of surveillance, investigators were able to identify several residences utilized daily by the coconspirators, including a house located at 620 S. Freedom Lane in Havre de Grace, Maryland, where detectives observed numerous actions consistent with the drug trade. Over the course of the investigation, Adrian Lamar Goodwin was identified as one of only two people who had a key to this residence. Mr. Goodwin was observed at this house almost daily using a key to enter the location. Additionally, between April and May 2020, Mr. Goodwin was the only individual spending the night.

On May 12, 2020, a search and seizure warrant was executed at 620 S. Freedom Lane and Adrian Lamar Goodwin was inside one of the bedrooms. In that same bedroom, inside the dresser was a prescription pill bottle with no label containing 69 greenish pills with a weight of approximately 7.5 grams that were later determined by the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division to be fentanyl. These pills had been pressed to look like oxycodone. Also located within the residence in the other bedroom was a bag containing three handguns and ammunition.

On March 9, 2022, the Honorable Paul W. Ishak sentenced Adrian Lamar Goodwin to twenty years suspending all but fourteen years of which the first five are to be served without the possibility of parole for possession of Fentanyl in the amount of five grams or more and to five years without the possibility of parole for possession of a regulated firearm after having been convicted of a disqualifying crime to be served concurrently in the Division of Corrections.

“According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, a fatal dose of fentanyl is approximately two milligrams, making it one of the most dangerous narcotics illegally trafficked today,” said Harford County State’s Attorney Albert J. Peisinger, Jr. “The actions of the Harford County Narcotics Task Force have saved many lives by taking off of the streets enough fentanyl to kill thousands of people and removing the drug dealer responsible from our community.”

Mr. Peisinger thanked Assistant State’s Attorneys Jennifer Jaskulski-Tripp and Christopher J. Romano who prosecuted this matter and commended the Harford County Narcotics Task Force, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Aberdeen Police Department, the Havre de Grace Police Department, the Bel Air Police Department, the Cecil County Drug Task Force, the DEA, the U.S. Postal Inspectors Office and the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division for their teamwork and dedication which resulted in the arrest and conviction of Adrian Lamar Goodwin.

Harford County State’s Attorney Office and Harford County Sheriff’s Office Announce Indictment and Arrest of Two Suspects in 2019 Murder


Two Suspects in Custody For 2019 Murder of Food Delivery Driver

For Immediate Release: Kyle Andersen, HCSO Media & Public Relations, 410-836-5224

[March 4, 2022, Bel Air, MD] Two Harford County men are in custody, following an indictment by a Harford County Grand Jury for the February 10, 2019, murder of food delivery driver Timothy Wayne Youngquist in Edgewood.

On February 10, 2019, at approximately 8:30 p.m., patrol deputies assigned to the Southern Precinct of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 700 block of Monticello Court in Edgewood for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies located 34-year-old Timothy Wayne Youngquist suffering from a gunshot wound. Deputies immediately began life saving measures in an attempt to save Youngquist’s life. Medics with the Joppa Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company took over emergency care and transported Youngquist to the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

Information gathered at the time of the incident indicated Youngquist was working in the area as a food delivery driver when he was shot in an apparent robbery.

Detectives with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division partnered with Special Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division and Investigators from the Maryland State Police to advance the investigation over the course of three years. Based on information gleaned during an ongoing federal investigation, suspects were identified in connection to the murder.

On March 1, 2022, prosecutors from the Harford County State’s Attorney’s Office presented evidence to a Grand Jury, which resulted in the indictments of Jabreel Jaon Brodie, 20, of Joppa, and Jaquan James Rashard Northan, 21, of Joppa on charges of first- and second degree murder, manslaughter, attempted armed carjacking, attempted carjacking, armed robbery, robbery, conspiracy to commit armed carjacking, conspiracy to commit carjacking and firearms use in commission of a felony. Harford County State’s Attorney, Albert J. Peisinger, Jr. also requested warrants be issued for their arrest.

Deputies assigned to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Apprehension Unit took Northan into custody without incident on Tuesday, March 1. They took Brodie into custody without incident on Thursday, March 3. Both are being held at the Harford County Detention Center without bail.

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office praised the joint efforts of all the allied agencies who assisted in this investigation, including the Maryland State Police, the Harford County State’s Attorney’s Office, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division, and the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland.