FBI seeks leader of violent drug trafficking group in Western Maryland

Rodney Gaines is wanted by the FBI and the Maryland State Police for his involvement in, and as a leader of, a violent drug trafficking group in Western Maryland from April of 2021, through the present time. A federal arrest warrant was issued for Gaines on March 21, 2022, in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, after he was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances and Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Controlled Dangerous Substances.

If you have any information on his whereabouts you can contact the following departments:

FBI: 1-800-CALL-FBI or visit tips.fbi.gov

Hagerstown Police Department: Email crimetip@hagertownpd.org

Gaines is 32 years old, and has tattoos on his left arm, right arm, and neck. He is 5’8″, approximately 210 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.

Gaines should be considered armed and dangerous.

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