Police: Raid nabs major Elkton drug dealer
— A woman is facing several drug charges after investigators raided her residence and confiscated nearly 1,600 baggies of heroin, more than 2 ounces of “crack” cocaine, several loaded guns and other evidence, police reported.
Investigators arrested the suspect, Angela Nichole Wesley, 34, at her residence in the 100 block of Hollingsworth Manor while raiding the home on Monday afternoon, police said. Officers with Elkton Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit had developed Wesley as a suspect during an investigation that started in early October and focused on “illegal sales of narcotics” occurring at that residence, police added.
“Wesley is believed to be a main supplier and distributor of narcotics within the town of Elkton,” said Capt. Joseph Zurolo, an EPD spokesman.
During the court-approved search of her home, investigators confiscated a loaded .32-caliber handgun, a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, 129 shotgun shells, $947, “numerous drug paraphernalia items indicative of major drug distribution activity” and more than a gram of Ecstasy in addition to 1,593 baggies of heroin and 2 ounces of crack cocaine,
Wesley, who remained in the Cecil County Detention Center without bond on Tuesday, is charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime and seven other offenses, according to Cecil County District Court records. Wesley is scheduled for a Dec. 21 preliminary hearing.
During the raid, investigators also arrested three other people in unrelated cases, police said. Two of them — Kadijah Breanna Ray, 18, who lives at residence that was raided, and Jamil Alvin Perry, 25 — were arrested on outstanding warrants, police added.
Ray was arrested on a bench warrant charging her with failure to appear for court and also on a Delaware fugitive warrant, while Perry was arrested on a warrant charging him with a parole violation, according to Zurolo, who noted that Ray and Perry were at the residence when officers arrived to conduct the raid.
The third person arrested was 52-year-old Joseph Granville Roberts, who also lives at the Hollingsworth Manor residence raided by investigators, police reported. Roberts, as with fellow resident Ray, had not been linked to the illegal drug activity occurring at the house, according to police.
Rober t s showed up during the raid and tried to enter the residence several times, despite investigators telling him that no one but police could be inside during the search, Zurolo said. Officers arrested Rober ts, after he persisted and became unr uly, and they charged him with disorderly conduct, he added.
“These arrests are the product of the Elkton Police Department’s continuing high enforcement efforts 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 photo shows the heroin, loaded guns and other evidence confiscated by investigators while raiding an Elkton residence on Monday.