Eight Maryland men have been taken into custody under suspicion of drug charges. The arrests occurred after a search by the Dorchester County narcotics task force of a Cambridge apartment at 400 Cemetery Ave. The narcotics task force initiated the search with a search and seizure warrant and the search ultimately lead to eight people being taken into police custody. The police reportedly found a weapon and assorted drugs at the property which led to multiple drug charges.
The target of the investigation was a 43-year-old man who resided at the apartment that was being searched. During the raid, the man reportedly attempted to escape by climbing onto a roof from a window. However, the man fell from the third-story roof and was injured. He was charged with possession and intent to distribute multiple controlled substances, as well as several weapons charges regarding a handgun reportedly in his possession at the time. He was taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries and later held on a bond of $200,000.
The other seven men taken into custody by police were all aged between 20 and 21, and they were all released on a bond of $25,000. They are being charged with the possession and intent to distribute of marijuana and cocaine and the possession of drug paraphernalia.
The Maryland men are facing multiple drug charges following a search and seizure by warrant. A criminal defense attorney may be able to reduce the charges that the men are facing by pleading down to lesser crimes. Individually, some of these men may be able to prove that they were not aware of the drugs or that they had no intent to distribute the drugs. A criminal defense attorney may also be able to call into question the probable cause for the warrant.
Source: Maryland Newszap, “Warrant leads to eight arrests on drug charges, one suspect fell from roof trying to escape”, Logan B. Anderson, June 14, 2013