Raid yields heroin, hand­gun, one ar­rest

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL & REGIONAL - By CARL HAMIL­TON ca­hamil­ton@ce­cil­whig.com

ELK­TON — In­ves­ti­ga­tors ar­rested a man on Thurs­day af­ter con­fis­cat­ing more than 1,300 bag­gies of heroin, a loaded semi-au­to­matic hand­gun and $653 while raid­ing his Elk­ton apart­ment, po­lice re­ported.

The sus­pect, T. W. Ja­male Wash­ing­ton, 32, is fac­ing nu­mer­ous drug and firearms charges, ac­cord­ing to Capt. Joseph Zurolo, an Elk­ton Po­lice Depart­ment spokesman.

As of early Thurs­day night, Ce­cil County District Court charg­ing doc­u­ments re­gard­ing Wash­ing­ton’s crim­i­nal case had not been made pub­lic be­cause he still was be­ing pro­cessed.

EPD of­fi­cers con­ducted the cour­tap­proved search of Wash­ing­ton’s apart­ment in the 300 block of West Main Street early Thurs­day morn­ing, as a re­sult of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion that Of­fi­cer Gabriel Ri­molo had started ear­lier this month af­ter re­ceiv­ing in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing drug ac­tiv­ity there, po­lice re­ported.

“Dur­ing the course of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, it was learned that a T.W. Ja­male Wash­ing­ton was dis­tribut­ing il­le­gal drugs from this lo­ca­tion,” Zurolo said.

Searchers seized 1,312 bag­gies of heroin and a loaded 38 cal­iber semi-au­to­matic hand­gun, in ad­di­tion to $653, po­lice said. In­ves­ti­ga­tors ar­rested Wash­ing­ton at his apart­ment, po­lice added.

“This en­force­ment ac­tiv­ity is the con­tin­u­ing prod­uct of the Elk­ton Po­lice Depart­ment’s on­go­ing anti-crime and anti-drug ini­tia­tives,” Zurolo said.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF EPD

This photo shows some of the heroin con­fis­cated by po­lice while raid­ing an Elk­ton apart­ment on Thurs­day.

WASH­ING­TON

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