Raid nets large heroin stash, two ar­rests

Cecil Whig - - & - By CARL HAMIL­TON

ca­hamil­ton@ce­cil­whig.com

— 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,

ELK­TON

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.”

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF EPD

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.

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