CENTREVILLE — A Centreville couple faces multiple drug charges, including the intent to distribute drugs in a school zone, after the Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force searched their Centreville residence Sept. 26. Their adult daughter received a civil citation resulting from the same search.
Members of the Drug Task Force, assisted by the Kent County Narcotics Task Force, officers from the Centreville Police Department and the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Team, served a knock and announce search warrant at 4:07 a.m. at the 336 South Commerce St. residence of Aundray Devon Rogers, 40, Amanda Beverly Emerson, 39, and their five children. Rogers and Emerson were both home when the warrant was served.
During the search, police reported they seized 3.6 grams of marijuana, 9.7 grams of crack cocaine, 4.7 grams of powdered cocaine, and paraphernalia in the form of plastic bags and a working digital scale. They also seized $952 in currency, police said.
Rogers and Emerson’s residence sits within 1,000 feet of Wye River Upper School, a drug free school zone located at 316 South Commerce St.
Rogers has a long criminal history for drug violations and assault, police said. He was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute in a school zone, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Rogers is being held at the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center on no bond. A preliminary hearing in the case is set for Oct. 24.
Emerson has a criminal history for drug violations, police said. She was charged with possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute in a school zone, possession of cocaine and possession of paraphernalia.
Emerson was initially held on no bond at the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center. She was released on her own recognizance Oct. 3 after bail review. A preliminary hearing in her case is scheduled for Oct. 28.
Rogers and Emerson’s daughter, Evelyn Christie Green, 18, was issued a civil citation for possession of marijuana less than 10 grams. Green has no adult criminal history and was released on her signature, police said.
“This is another great example of law enforcement agencies working together to eradicate drugs within our communities. We’ve made it very clear, if you’re dealing drugs in our communities we’re going to hunt you down and make sure that you are prosecuted to the full list extent of the law,” said Sheriff Gary Hofmann in a statement.
“The QACDTF does exceptional work. It is only as matter of time before this task force identifies every individual who is immersed in the drug trade in Queen Anne’s County, and, as always, they will intervene to shut these operations down by apprehending and bringing to justice these criminals who are poisoning our community.”