Search of Elk­ton home yields heroin-fen­tanyl mix

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL - By CARL HAMIL­TON ca­hamil­ton@ce­cil­

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.


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