Ho­tel man­ager, boyfriend charged in heroin case

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KINGSTOWN — The Court­yard Inn man­ager and her boyfriend are fac­ing drug charges af­ter the Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force searched the mo­tel Jan. 19.

Mem­bers of the task force, as­sisted by lo­cal Mary­land State Po­lice troop­ers and mem­bers of the Kent County Nar­cotics Task Force, served a war­rant about 12:30 p.m. to search man­ager Lindsey Ann McGinnes’ of­fice and bed­room at the Court­yard Inn, 6336 Church Hill Road, Ch­ester­town.

Po­lice en­tered the of­fice through an un­locked door. McGinnes, 35, was de­tained on the scene. A search of McGinnes’ and boyfriend Michael Dwayne Tate’s bed­room re­vealed 27.2 grams of sus­pected heroin and four Ad­der­all pills, po­lice said.

McGinnes, who has a prior crim­i­nal his­tory for drug vi­o­la­tions, was charged on an open ar­rest war­rant for main­tain­ing a com­mon nui­sance for al­low­ing heroin deal­ers to op­er­ate from the mo­tel, in ad­di­tion to pos­ses­sion of heroin and pos­ses­sion of para­pher­na­lia.

Tate, 29, who has a pre­vi­ous crim­i­nal his­tory for drug vi­o­la­tions, was charged with pos­ses­sion of heroin and pos­ses­sion of para­pher­na­lia.

The search was the re­sult of a five­month long in­ves­ti­ga­tion into heroin use and sales from the Court­yard Inn. Dur­ing this in­ves­ti­ga­tion, mul­ti­ple ve­hi­cles were stopped as they left the mo­tel and in­ves­ti­ga­tors said they re­cov­ered heroin, co­caine and pre­scrip­tion pills. On two oc­ca­sions, heroin deal­ers were stopped as they were re­turn­ing to the mo­tel with large amounts of heroin in their pos­ses­sion, po­lice said.

PHOTO BY DALE PA­TRICK

The man­ager of Court­yard Inn on Route 213 in Kingstown was charged with main­tain­ing a com­mon nui­sance for al­low­ing heroin deal­ers to op­er­ate from the mo­tel, po­lice said.

LINDSEY A. MCGINNES

MICHAEL D. TATE

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