Kent County Narcotics Task Force

CHESTERTOWN — The Kent County Narcotics Task Force charged two people with maintaining a common nuisance for the distribution of drugs after felony amounts of suspected fentanyl and other controlled dangerous substances were seized from a residence in the 300-block of Calvert Street last week.

Kristina Anne Serrano, 44, of Chestertown and Matthew Rodriguez, 31, of Baltimore also were charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute; possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute; possession of a heroin/fentanyl mix with intent to distribute; and attempt to destroy evidence.

They initially were held in the Kent County Detention Center without bail.

Alecia Marie Barton, 39, and Bryan Jason Hunley, 37, both of Chestertown, were charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance that is not marijuana (two counts) and possession of drug paraphernalia (three counts). They were released on personal recognizance.

The task force executed court-authorized search and seizure warrants at 1:45 p.m. May 26 on the person of Serrano and her Calvert Street residence in relation to suspected drug dealing, according to a news release.

The residence is within 1,000 feet of H.H. Garnet Elementary School, which is a posted drug-free school zone.

Serrano and Rodriguez were additionally charged with possession of drugs in a school zone with intent to distribute.

As a result of the investigation, evidence of a long-term drug distribution operation was uncovered, police reported.

According to the news release, the following items were seized as a result of the warrants: 26.6 grams of suspected fentanyl; 29 Adderall pills; 12 Vyvanse pills; three Suboxone strips; digital scales; and an undisclosed amount of cash.

The Chestertown Police Department, Maryland State Police-Centreville Barrack and Kent County Sheriff’s Office assisted with execution of the warrants.

The Kent County Narcotics Task Force is a cooperative enforcement effort between the Maryland State Police, Kent County Sheriff’s Office, Chestertown Police Department, Rock Hall Police Department, Office of the Kent County State’s Attorney and the Maryland Natural Resources Police.

Suspected drug activity can be reported to the task force by calling 410-778-3744. Callers may remain anonymous.

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