Elkton raid nets heroin, gun and one arrest
— A man whom investigators believe was a “main supplier and distributor of narcotics within the town of Elkton” is facing several charges after officers raided his residence and confiscated 76 baggies of heroin and a handgun, police reported.
Elkton Police Department officers raided the residence in the 100 block of Huntsman Drive early Monday morning, with the assistance of the Maryland State Police State Team, and arrested the suspect, Berry Petion, 32, according to Capt. Joseph Zurolo, an EPD spokesman.
In addition to seizing the 76 baggies of heroin and a .357-caliber revolver, officers confiscated ammunition and “numerous drug paraphernalia items indicative of drug distribution activity,” police reported.
Petion is facing nine charges, including possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime and possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a felony or a crime of violence,
according to police.
The arrest of Petion marks the end of this particular EPD investigation “into illegal sales of narcotics within the Hollingsworth Manor (neighborhood) community,” Zurolo noted.
“The main source of this activity seemed to be a Berry Petion. Through their investigation, officers discovered Berry Petion was distributing narcotics and using his residence (in the 100 block of Huntsman Drive) to facilitate his distribution activity,” Zurolo said.
The investigation led to the court-approved search of Petion’s residence on Monday, police reported.
“This arrest is the product of the Elkton Police Department’s continuing high enforcement effort to reduce the drug activity in this area and throughout the Town of Elkton. Investigations into this type activity are ongoing and more arrests are expected,” Zurolo said.
This police photo shows heroin, a handgun, bullets and other evidence confiscated when officers raided an Elkton home on Monday.