Raid yields heroin, handgun, one arrest
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.
This photo shows some of the heroin confiscated by police while raiding an Elkton apartment on Thursday.