CAMBRIDGE — A Cambridge man and woman were arrested on Monday, Aug. 17, and face charges after a drug task force raid in June on their residence yielded narcotics, paraphernalia, a gun and bulletproof body armor, according to Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office.
Tremaine Rondale Thomas, 32, and Taylor Whitley Turner, 31, were located and arrested by the Capital Area Fugitive Task Force, which was assisted by the sheriff’s office, the Cambridge Police Department, the Maryland State Police Gang Unit and the Maryland State Police Gun Unit.
Warrants for the arrest of Thomas and Turner were issued after a June 23 raid on their Greenwood Avenue apartment by members of the Dorchester County Narcotics Task Force.
In the June raid, neither Thomas nor Turner were home, but the search resulted in the seizure of .8 grams of cocaine, 47.3 grams of heroin-fentanyl mix, 38.6 grams of an unknown substance, 51 Suboxone strips, 6 Oxycodone pills and a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol loaded with 12 rounds, police said. Investigators also discovered several items of drug paraphernalia along with a set of body armor with trauma plates.
Turner is charged with possession with intent to distribute fentanyl/heroin, conspiracy to distribute fentanyl/heroin, two counts of possession with intent to distribute narcotics, maintaining a common nuisance, firearm in a drug trafficking crime, two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance – not marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Thomas faces the same charges plus CDS possession of firearms, possession of a firearm with a felony conviction, illegal possession of ammunition and possession of bulletproof armor.
Both are being held without bond in the Dorchester County Detention Center. Each has a preliminary hearing set for Sept. 14 in Dorchester District Court.
The Dorchester Narcotics Task Force consists of detectives from the Maryland State Police, Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, Cambridge Police Department, Hurlock Police Department, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Dorchester County State’s Attorney’s Office.
The task force is a federal High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area initiative and is also partially funded through Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network funds which are provided the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention.