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Drug task force shuts down large cocaine distribution operation in Washington County

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Posted at 8:44 AM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 09:44:09-05

GERMANTOWN — The Washington County Drug Task Force arrested a man on Nov. 12 who has since been charged with five drug-dealing, felony charges in the Village of Germantown, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Jeremy Erdman, 38, allegedly had 8.3 pounds of cocaine, 128 grams of crack cocaine, 16 hydrocodone pills, 384 grams of marijuana and $300,000 in his possession. Investigators also seized gold, silver, bank accounts and a vehicle.

He has been charged with the five following felonies: possession and intent to sell cocaine, possession and intent to sell THC and three charges for maintaining a drug trafficking place.

Erdman's initial court appearance was Thursday and he is being held on a $50,000 cash bond.

The Washington County Drug Task Force had been working on this case since March of 2018. During the arrest, they executed search warrants at Erdman's condominium, a storage unit and safety deposit boxes at two local banks. This was the largest cocaine distribution operation in Washington County in decades, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

In 2003, Erdman was charged with possession and intent to sell cocaine, a felony offense, according to court records.