Two face charges after drug arrest
GRASONVILLE — Two local men face drug trafficking charges after a traffic stop in Grasonville Nov. 15.
Members of the Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force observed Courtland Goldsboro, 28, of Flat Iron Square Road, Church Hill, and Nicholas Carroll, 23, of Tamarack Road, Chestertown, traveling together, and based on an investigation they believed the men were transporting an amount of heroin intended for resale in in county, according to the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office.
Around 8:15 p.m., investigators saw Carroll’s 2003 Ford Focus in the Stevensville area and alerted uniformed officers. Maryland State Police Tfc. Dustin Pope stopped the car at U.S. Route 50 at Nesbitt Road. Dfc. Brad Martz and K-9 Spike of the sheriff’s office conducted a scan of the vehicle, and K-9 Spike alerted to the odor of a controlled dangerous substance, police said.
A search found 56.2 grams of raw heroin hidden in a fake ice tea can inside the Ford Focus and $1,490 in currency on Goldsboro, police said. When Goldsboro and Carroll were told they were under arrest, Goldsboro attempted to flee, police said. After a short foot chase he was apprehended as he tried to run through a nearby swampy area.
The heroin recovered has a current street value of about $9,000. Based on the amount heroin recovered, Carroll’s 2003 Focus was seized, police said.
Goldsboro, who has a prior history for drug violations, has been charged with fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest, failing to obey a lawful order, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, possession of heroin and possession of paraphernalia.
Carroll, who has no identifiable criminal history, has been charged with the possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, possession of heroin and the possession of paraphernalia.
Both men are being held at the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center. Goldsboro was held without bond, and Carroll was held on a $25,000 bond.
Police arrested two men Tuesday, Nov. 15, and charged both with heroin related crimes, police said. A search found 56.2 grams of raw heroin in the suspect’s vehicle.
COURTLAND QUINCY GOLDSBORO
NICHOLAS LUTHER CARROLL