Elkton teen charged with drug distribution
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.
This photo shows some of the guns and drugs seized from the home of Marcus Tyler Rhoades, 19, on Thursday.