Annapolis Police Raid 2 Homes Near Clay Street
Police say drug busts at two homes net thousands in cash, handguns, heroin and marijuana.
A simultaneous police search of two homes near Clay Street on Wednesday afternoon resulted in the arrest of two men and the confiscation of thousands of dollars in cash, stolen handguns and drugs.
Police Chief Michael Pristoop said during a press conference Thursday that officers received tips about suspicious activity at two homes from area residents. The tips led to two separate investigations and, ultimately, two search warrants.
Officers found 114.9 grams of heroin—reportedly worth a street value of $28,700—in the kitchen of a home located in the 100 block of West Washington Street.
Officers also discovered two stolen handguns and 151 grams of marijuana with a street value of approximately $3,100, and $17,000 in cash.
Police arrested 19-year-old Cortez Marshall of Annapolis at the scene. He is charged with possession with intent to distribute, possession of both heroin and marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a large amount of narcotics.
Marshall is not facing charges for the two stolen weapons in the home as the investigation is still ongoing at this time, according to police.
Pristoop said at the same time as the search of the West Washington Street home, another SWAT team entered the unit block of Pleasant Street where officers discovered 2.4 grams of heroin worth about $1,740.
Robert Vonzell Taylor, 44, was arrested on the scene and charged with possession with intent to distribute, possession of heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Pristoop said there is no known connection between the houses at this time.