Traymont Jerrell Wiley, 28, of Annapolis- Photo courtesy of the Annapolis Police Department

Fentanyl Kingpin sentenced to 20 years in prison

News Release, Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney

Annapolis, MD — Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess announced today that Traymont Jerrell Wiley, 28, of Annapolis, was sentenced to 20 years in prison without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty to being the supervisor and manager of a drug trafficking organization responsible for distributing large quantities of heroin and fentanyl throughout Maryland.

“Mr. Wiley and those who sold poisonous drugs at his behest inflicted immeasurable damage upon our county,” said Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess. “The dismantling of his operation is a historic accomplishment for law enforcement and the community at large”

The investigation into Traymont Wiley and his drug organization began in the fall of 2015, when Maryland State Police became aware that Wiley and his associate, Vincent Clark, were making large monetary transactions at the Maryland Live! Casino, and spending large sums of money that were far outside the normal range for individuals without any documented income.

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Traymont Jerrell Wiley, 28, of Annapolis- Photo courtesy of the Annapolis Police Department

As heroin arrests began to spike, police investigation revealed that Wiley and Clark were actively involved in a drug trafficking organization, and that Wiley was the leader of said organization.

When the investigation first began, Wiley’s organization often used taxicabs in and around the Annapolis area. However, they eventually began using rental vehicles on a regular basis. Between September 2016 and June 2018, Wiley spent over $68,000 renting at least 82 vehicles which members of the drug trafficking organization used to traffic heroin and fentanyl.

On April 30, 2018, Wiley met with another of his associates, Richard Mattingly, in a small residential neighborhood. When Mattingly left the area, Anne Arundel County Police Department observed Mattingly speeding. Police stopped the vehicle and detectives found approximately 40 individually packaged bags of a heroin and fentanyl mixture. Investigation revealed that Wiley sold this substance to Mattingly for approximately $2,000.

On May 1, 2018, after Mattingly was released by the district court commissioner, he subsequently met with Wiley again to purchase approximately 10 grams of a heroin and fentanyl mixture for approximately $1,000.

On May 10, 2018, detectives stopped a rented blue Cadillac XTS which was driven by Wiley. Wiley exited the vehicle and fled from the scene. Police recovered Wiley’s photo ID next to the vehicle, and his DNA was found in the interior of the vehicle.

Although he was not apprehended, several witnesses observed Wiley running through an area of shrubbery where detectives later recovered two large clear plastic bags containing approximately 487 grams of a heroin and fentanyl mixture.

As Wiley fled, Clark attempted to aid him by contacting Anne Arundel County 911 to provide false information regarding a man fleeing from law enforcement in an area away from the direction in which Wiley was running.

Wiley pleaded guilty to CDS-Drug Kingpin on January 3, 2019. He was sentenced on March 20, 2019, to 20 years of active incarceration without the possibility of parole.

Clark pleaded guilty to supervising a criminal gang and conspiracy to distribute narcotics on December 19, 2018. He was sentenced on February 1, 2019, to 40 years suspend all but 20 years of active incarceration, and five years of supervised probation upon release.

Judge William C. Mulford, II presided over the case. Assistant State’s Attorneys Jason Steinhardt and Marot Williamson prosecuted the case on behalf of the citizens of Anne Arundel County.

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