Elkton house raid nets ‘crack’ co­caine, one ar­rest

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL - By CARL HAMIL­TON Fol­low us on


— A man is fac­ing drug charges af­ter in­ves­ti­ga­tors raided his Elkton res­i­dence and con­fis­cated ap­prox­i­mately a half ounce of “crack” co­caine, drug para­pher­na­lia and small amounts of pow­der co­caine and mar­i­juana, po­lice re­ported.

The raid oc­curred at a res­i­dence in the 100 block of Hollingsworth Manor about 1 p.m. Thurs­day, cul­mi­nat­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion that started in early Au­gust af­ter mem­bers of Elkton Po­lice Depart­ment’s Street Crimes Unit re­ceived in­for­ma­tion regarding drug deal­ing that had been oc­cur­ring at that house, ac­cord­ing to Capt. Joseph Zurolo, an EPD spokesman.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors iden­ti­fied the oc­cu­pant of that house as 25-year-old Tyree Nathaniel McManus, who is charged with pos­ses­sion of crack co­caine with in­tent to dis­trib­ute and three re­lated of­fenses, po­lice said.

McManus, who is sched­uled for an Oct. 31 pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing, is free on a $50,000 bond that he posted shortly af­ter his ar­rest, ac-


cord­ing to Ce­cil County Dis­trict Court records.

Af­ter ar­riv­ing to con­duct the cour­tap­proved search, of­fi­cers found McManus ly­ing on a bed in the mas­ter bed­room, where they took him into cus­tody with­out in­ci­dent, court records show.

Also in that mas­ter bed­room, searchers found crack co­caine and mar­i­juana in­side a top dresser drawer and jar of money in a bot­tom dresser drawer, court records al­lege. Court doc­u­ments do not spec­ify the sum of the money and the amount of mar­i­juana seized. EPD of­fi­cials could not be reached late Mon­day af­ter­noon for that in­for­ma­tion.

In ad­di­tion, in­ves­ti­ga­tors found bag­gies of crack co­caine and pow­der co­caine in­side McManus’ pants pocket and, while search­ing the kitchen, they seized a dig­i­tal scale that showed “traces” of crack co­caine, ac­cord­ing to court records.

Searchers con­fis­cated a to­tal of 15 grams of crack co­caine and 1 gram of co­caine, court records show.

“This ar­rest is the prod­uct of the Elkton Po­lice Depart- ment’s con­tin­u­ing high en­force­ment ef­fort to re­duce the drug ac­tiv­ity in this area and through­out the Town of Elkton,” Zurolo said, ad­ding, “In­ves­ti­ga­tions into this type ac­tiv­ity are on­go­ing and more ar­rests are ex­pected.”


This photo shows “crack” and pow­der co­caine along with mar­i­juana that in­ves­ti­ga­tors con­fis­cated while raid­ing an Elkton res­i­dence.


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