Raid nets large heroin stash, two arrests
— A man remained jailed Friday after investigators raided his Elkton residence and confiscated more than 850 baggies of heroin and other drugrelated evidence, police reported.
Investigators identified the suspect as Justin Blake Thompson, 28, of the 100 block of West Main Street,
where Elkton Police Department officers and Cecil County Drug Task Force agents conducted a courtapproved search of his apartment on Thursday, police said.
That search occurred at the conclusion of an EPD Street Crimes Unit investigation in which Thompson was developed as a suspect who had been selling drugs out of that residence, police added.
In addition to seizing 877 baggies of heroin, searchers confiscated 10 strips of Suboxone, which is a prescription opiate used to relieve pain and to fight heroin addiction, according to Capt. Joseph Zurolo, an EPD spokesman. Searchers also confiscated drug paraphernalia and a small sum of cash, he reported.
Thompson was at his residence when officers arrived to conduct the search, and investigators arrested him there.
Charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute and three other offenses, Thompson remained in the Cecil County Detention Center in lieu of $100,000 bond on Friday, according to Cecil County District Court records.
Also arrested at Thompson’s residence after officers arrived to conduct the search was Courtney Nacole Kelly, a 32-year-old Clayton, Del., resident who was wanted on a bench warrant after he allegedly failed to appear for a criminal court hearing, police reported.
Zurolo commented that the arrests of Thompson and Kelly are “the product of the Elkton Police Department’s continuing high enforcement effort to reduce the drug activity in the Town of Elkton.”
This photo shows some of the 877 baggies of heroin that Elkton Police Department investigators confiscated from an Elkton residence, in addition to other seized evidence.