CAMBRIDGE - Five Dorchester County residents were arrested here Friday, Sept. 7, on a variety of drug charges following an early morning raid at a Clinton Street home.
Dorchester County Sheriff James W. Phillips Jr. said the arrests were the result of investigation by the Dorchester County Narcotics Task Force with assistance from the Maryland State Police Drug Enforcement Division.
Task force officers carried out the search and seizure warrant, with members of the Dorchester Sheriff's Special Tactics and Rescue Team, at 4:20 a.m. last Friday, forcing entry into the home at 503 Clinton St., the address listed for two of those arrested, Leon George Lofland, 35, and Davonya Taliesha Adamson, 19, Phillips said.
Also arrested were William Lee Collins, 38, of 7023 Williamsburg Church Road, Hurlock; Tabari Asha McCready, 31, of 105 Greenwood Ave., Cambridge and Anthony Jerome Wright, 36, of 857 Park Lane, the sheriff said.
During the raid, Phillips said, officers seized 8.6 grams of marijuana, 6.5 grams of cocaine, 2.2 grams of heroin, a working digital scale, $194 in U.S. currency and packaging materials.
According to charging documents, when officers entered the Clinton Street home, Lofland, described as the target of the investigation by police, was in the living room and ran out the back door, then attempted to climb a fence in the backyard, where he was apprehended by officers without incident.
Police said after Lofland was arrested, he was searched by an officer, who allegedly found a plastic bag in his right pants pocket which held seven smaller plastic bags containing a "greenish, brownish substance," that appeared to be marijuana and another plastic bag containing white powder in a smaller right pants pocket. According to charging documents, both substances were field tested and determined to be marijuana and cocaine.
Lofland is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine and possession of illegal drug paraphernalia.
He was released Saturday on $25,000 bond, according to online court records, with a preliminary hearing set Oct. 3 in Dorchester County District Court.
According to charging documents, officers found Collins and Adamson in a bedroom on the second floor of the home, where they were each arrested without incident. Police said they saw Collins throw something out of the window as they entered the room.
Police found a plastic bag containing 4.9 grams of cocaine in the pocket of a pair of black shorts lying on the floor of the bedroom, according to charging documents, and later found a small plastic bag allegedly containing cocaine, on the ground below the bedroom window.
The sheriff said that Collins and Adamson were each charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine and possession of illegal drug paraphernalia.
Collins is being held at the Dorchester County Detention Center on $100,000 bond, raised during bail review Monday from an initial $30,000 bond set Saturday following his arrest.
Adamson is being held on $15,000 bond in the Dorchester County Detention Center.
Preliminary hearings for Collins and Adamson are set Oct. 3 in Dorchester County District Court.
Tabari McCready and Anthony Wright were both in the kitchen of the home when police entered, according to charging documents, and were arrested without incident.
A green cigar blunt containing marijuana allegedly was found in McCready's left front pants pocket, according to charging documents. She was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of illegal drug paraphernalia, according to online court records, and was released later on the day of the arrest on $5,000 bond, with trial set Jan. 7, 2013 in Dorchester County District Court.
A brown cigar blunt containing marijuana was allegedly found in Wright's right front pants pocket and black and silver digital scales were found in his left front jacket pocket, according to charging documents. He was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of illegal drug paraphernalia, according to online court records, and was released Monday on $2,500 bond, following a bail review during which bond was lowered from $10,000. Wright is also scheduled to stand trial for these charges Jan. 7, 2013 in Dorchester County District Court.