Two arrested in sting operation

Published 10:24 pm Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Two Suffolk men are currently in custody following a sting operation that occurred in Suffolk on Nov. 2, according to a city press release.

The successful operation was the result of joint efforts by the Suffolk Police Department Criminal Investigations, Neighborhood Enforcement Team, SWAT, and extensive assistance and efforts of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the release stated.

Working together, they executed two search warrants in relation to ongoing investigations of multiple shootings into occupied dwelling incidents, an aggravated assault and destruction of property incidents over the last several months in the downtown and South Suffolk areas.

Franco Lamont Brown, 33, of Suffolk, was arrested on charges including carrying concealed weapon, first offense; convicted felon (violent) possess/transport firearm (3 counts); and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Andre Maurice Baker, 33, of Suffolk, was arrested on charge of convicted felon (violent) possess/transport firearm.

Police said 11 firearms were seized, along with numerous calibers of ammunition, extended magazines and items related to narcotics distribution.

Additional charges against both subjects are forthcoming, the press release stated. These multiple investigations remain ongoing at this time.