Elk­ton drug raid nets meth, loaded gun, one ar­rest

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL - By CARL HAMIL­TON ca­hamil­[email protected]­cil­whig.com

— 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

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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.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF CCSO

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.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF ELK­TON PO­LICE DEPART­MENT

This po­lice photo shows metham­phetamine, cash, a loaded ri­fle and other ev­i­dence con­fis­cated

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