Centreville residents face drug charges

Six Centreville residents face drug charges.

CENTREVILLE — Dozens of citizen complaints about drug use and sales from the Brownsville Road area recently led to the arrest of six Centreville residents.

The Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force, assisted by the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Team, the Kent County Narcotics Task Force, uniformed troopers from the Maryland State Police Centreville barracks and members of the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office SCOPE Unit served two related search and seizure warrants in the Brownsville Road area at 2:55 p.m. July 15.

The first knock and announce search warrant was served at 300 block of Brownsville Road. The tactical team forced open the door after the occupants refused to answer, police said. A search of the residence and property found 21 cellulose capsules of suspected heroin/fentanyl weighing approximately 11 grams, 42 plastic capsules of suspected crack cocaine weighing approximately 64.6 grams, 3.2 grams of suspected marijuana and $518, all of which was seized, police said.

Martaveous Adkins, 39, Dontae Dennis, 43, Victoria Clough, 33, and Clinton Adkins, 68, were all detained at the residence during the search.

The second knock and announce search warrant was simultaneously served at 100 block of Carrol Road. The tactical team also forced open the door after the occupants did not answer. Michael Berger, 44, and two other people were inside; Melanie Turney, 48, was located in the camper parked in the driveway. A search of the residence and camper found 14.5 suspected amphetamine pills, 50 prescription pills of unknown composition, 14.6 grams of suspected cocaine and various pieces of drug paraphernalia, police said.

Queen Anne’s County Sheriff Gary Hofmann said, “Our job cannot be done without the support and tips from our local community. As I have said in the past, if you have an addiction issue we are very willing to get you help, but if you sell drugs within our community it’s only a matter of time before our drug task force comes knocking on your door.”

Martaveous Adkins and Dontae Dennis, who both have long criminal histories for drug violations and other crimes, were arrested and charged with the possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, possession of fentanyl with the intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, possession of fentanyl and possession of paraphernalia. Both Marteveous Adkins and Donte Dennis were held without bond in the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center.

Victoria Clough was charged on a criminal summons with possession of heroin and possession of paraphernalia and released on her signature.

Clinton Adkins was charged on an arrest warrant for possession of heroin with the intent to distribute, possession of fentanyl with the intent to distribute, possession of heroin, possession of fentanyl and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was held on no bond.

Michael Berger and Melanie Turney were charged on a criminal summons with possession of cocaine and possession of paraphernalia. Each was released on their signature.

“We have a zero-tolerance for drug dealing within our neighborhoods and our community,” Hofmann added. “This is a true partnership of allied police agencies working as one team, keeping Queen Anne’s County citizens safe.”

States Attorney Lance Richardson said, “This investigation represents the successful, collaborative efforts of the law enforcement agencies which comprise the Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force. The Drug Task Force does exceptional work, and they protect our quality of life here in Queen Anne’s County. All of our law-abiding citizens owe this organization a debt of gratitude.”

The investigation is continuing.

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