CENTREVILLE — In the ongoing effort to combat the opioid epidemic, the Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force searched a Tilghman Avenue residence Sept. 20, seizing drugs and arresting two people.

Queen Anne’s County Sheriff Gary Hofmann said in a statement, “We will continue to combat the illegal drug problems in our community by hunting down those responsible, and charging them criminally by all means available.”

The Drug Task Force, assisted by the Talbot County Narcotics Task Force and officers from the Centreville Police Department and the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office, served a knock and announce search warrant at 12:11 p.m. at 210 Tilghman Avenue, Apartment A, in Centreville.

Shelton Maurice Wilson Jr., 35, and Jennifer Marie Bailey, 39, were home but failed to open the door upon request. Forcible entry was made into the apartment through a locked door, police said.

During the search, police said they seized 31 Suboxone strips, two oxycodone pills, eight amphetamine pills, trace cocaine, two working digital scales, a Beretta .25 caliber handgun and $2,951 in U.S. currency. Wilson’s 1997 Honda Accord also was seized, police said.

Wilson and Bailey’s apartment sits within 1,000 feet of Kennard Elementary School, a posted drug free school zone.

Wilson has a long criminal history for drug violations, resisting arrest and assault, police said.

He was charged with possession of amphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of oxycodone with the intent to distribute, possession of Suboxone with the intent to distribute, possession of amphetamine with the intent to distribute in a school zone, possession of oxycodone with the intent to distribute in a school zone, possession of Suboxone with the intent to distribute in a school zone, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and being a felon in possession of a regulated firearm.

Wilson was held without bond at the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center. A preliminary hearing in the case is set for Oct. 18.

Bailey has a previous criminal history for theft and drug violations, police said.

She was charged with possession of amphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of oxycodone with the intent to distribute, possession of Suboxone with the intent to distribute, possession of amphetamine with the intent to distribute in a school zone, possession of oxycodone with the intent to distribute in a school zone, possession of Suboxone with the intent to distribute in a school zone, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bailey also was held without bond at the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center. A preliminary hearing in her case also is set for Oct. 18.

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