Search of Elkton home yields heroin-fentanyl mix
ELKTON — A man remained jailed Tuesday after investigators confiscated 13 baggies containing a mix of heroin and fentanyl — a synthetic painkiller that is much more potent than heroin — and other drugrelated evidence while searching his Elkton residence, police reported.
Members of the Elkton Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit had developed the man, Diamere Lamar Fields, 27, as a suspect during an investigation that started in late September and focused on the “illegal distribution of drugs,” according to Capt. Joseph Zurolo, an EPD spokesman.
SCU members then spotted Fields on the street in the 200 block of Hollingsworth Manor at about 5 p.m. Friday, police said. After seeing the officers, police added, Fields ran away, triggering a foot chase that ended moments later when SCU members captured him.
After taking Fields into custody, officers found 2.7 grams of crack cocaine while conducting a patdown search on him, police reported.
Fields asked officers to retrieve his cellphone from his apartment in the 200 block of Hollingsworth Manor and gave them permission to enter his dwelling, according to Zurolo. Officers found Fields’ cell phone on a couch, where they also found cash and a digital scale containing traces of suspected crack cocaine, he reported.
That led to a court-approved search of Fields’ apartment, where officers found and seized 13 baggies of a heroin-fentanyl mix, $1,452 and ammunition, in addition to the cellphone and digital scale, police said.
Fields, who is scheduled for a Nov. 3 preliminary hearing, is facing 13 charges, eight of which are felonies, according to Cecil County District Court records. The charges include possession of a heroinfentanyl mix with intent to distribute, possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute and maintaining a common nuisance.
He remained in the Cecil County Detention Center without bond on Tuesday morning, according to court records.