Elk­ton teen charged with drug dis­tri­bu­tion

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL - By JANE BELLMYER jbellmyer@ce­cil­whig.com

ELK­TON — A month-long in­ves­ti­ga­tion into drug ac­tiv­ity in Hollingsworth Manor has re­sulted in a 19-year-old be­ing ar­rested and charged with 17 counts in­clud­ing pos­ses­sion, dis­tri­bu­tion and weapons charges, po­lice re­ported.

Mar­cus Tyler Rhoades was ar­rested Thurs­day and is be­ing held with­out bond in the Ce­cil County De­ten­tion Cen­ter.

Of­fi­cers with the Elk­ton Po­lice De­part­ment’s Street Crimes Unit be­gan in­ves­ti­gat­ing il­le­gal sales of nar­cotics in the 200 block of Hollingsworth Manor in early Oc­to­ber. Dur­ing their in­ves­ti­ga­tion, of­fi­cers de­ter­mined that Rhoades was the “main source of this ac­tiv­ity” and that he was us­ing his res­i­dence to fa­cil­i­tate his dis­tri­bu­tion, po­lice re­ported.

E PD ob­tained a search war­rant for Rhoades’ home and raided it on Thurs­day af­ter­noon, ar­rest­ing Rhoades and seiz­ing two hand­guns, more than a pound of mar­i­juana, 11 grams of metham­phetamine, al­most 7 grams of co­caine, 22 Subox­one strips, 73 bag­gies of heroin, drug para­pher­na­lia and $848 in cash.

Among the charges lodged against the teen are pos­ses­sion of a firearm by a mi­nor and main­tain­ing a com­mon nui­sance.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF EPD

This photo shows some of the guns and drugs seized from the home of Mar­cus Tyler Rhoades, 19, on Thurs­day.

RHOADES

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