02 Jan Sheriffs raid apartment and discover alleged drugs, money
On behalf of Jack B. Rubin, PA posted in Drug Charges on Friday, January 2, 2015.
Sheriffs in Maryland’s Kent County have reported a major seizure of drugs and money stemming from a raid on Dec. 4. The incident occurred on Baywood Court’s 23000 block in Fairlee. The officers report that the seizure resulted from a two-month investigation.
The drug team of the Kent County Sheriff’s Office claim to have apprehended and detained a 58-year-old man from the searched apartment. While in the process of carrying out their warrant on the premises, the authorities allegedly discovered six grams of a substance suspected to be crack cocaine, a handgun, ammunition and money that officials believe may have been the proceeds of drug dealing transactions. The crack cocaine resulted in charges for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of drug packaging materials.
According to reports, the accused man was already a convicted felon at the time of the raid; possession of a firearm by such an individual is illegal. He was charged with an assortment of weapons violations including illegal possession of a regulated firearm, illegal possession of ammunition and use of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime. The prosecution also intends to charge him with maintaining a common nuisance. His bail was originally set at $250,000, but a district court judge reduced the amount to $150,000. As of Dec. 23, he had yet to pay the bail and remained in police custody. The preliminary hearing for his case in the Kent County District Court was set for Dec. 30.
Maryland citizens who have been charged with drug distribution may benefit from taking a proactive approach to their criminal defense. An attorney may be a valuable resource to the defendant who wishes to dispute evidence, present exonerating information or negotiate with the prosecution.
Source: My Eastern Shore MD, “Sheriff’s drug team seizes gun, cash, cocaine“, December 24, 2014