Elkton drug raid nets meth, loaded gun, one arrest
— A man remained jailed Monday morning after investigators confiscated methamphetamine, a loaded gun and other evidence while raiding his Elkton residence, police reported.
Investigators identified Michael Wayne Nunley, 30, of the 100 block of Huntsman Drive, as the suspect, according to Capt. Joseph Zurolo, an Elkton Police Department spokesman.
EPD officers conducted the raid Thursday, after a month-long investigation by the agency’s Street Crimes Unit into “drug distribution activity” at the Huntsman Drive residence, police reported.
“One of the targets of the investigation was a Michael Nunley,” Zurolo said, adding, “The investigation revealed Nunley to be distributing drugs and using this residence to facilitate
his distribution activity.”
During the court-approved search, investigators found and confiscated a vial of methamphetamine, a loaded .22-caliber rifle, two syringes with traces of suspect methamphetamine, three digital scales, packaging material, $561, two cellphones and other drug paraphernalia, according to Zurolo.
Because of his criminal record, Nunley, who was arrested at the residence during the raid, is prohibited from possessing firearms, Zurolo reported.
Nunley is facing 14 charges, including possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to Cecil County District Court records.
Scheduled for a Jan. 30 preliminary hearing, Nunley remains in the Cecil County Detention Center without bond after his bail review hearing Friday, court records show.
“This arrest is the product of the Elkton Police Department’s continuing high enforcement effort to reduce illegal drug activity. This is a direct product of our zero tolerance enforcement approach. The investigation into the illegal drug trade is ongoing and more arrests are expected,” Zurolo said.
The robber of an Elkton-area convenience store, who brandished a knife at one point, wore a tan ski mask to conceal his identity, police reported.
This police photo shows methamphetamine, cash, a loaded rifle and other evidence confiscated