Last week a boardwalk business owner in Ocean City reported suspicious possible drug activity in a parked vehicle in the area of 8th Street. Members of the Narcotics Unit and Special Enforcement Unit responded and observed people from the vehicle to to the boardwalk and meet with a group of people where a suspected drug transaction was made and then they left in different vehicles. Police stopped both vehicles and a search turned up black tar heroin, powder cocaine, a digital scale, packaging materials and cash. They also seized a 9mm handgun, and a loaded extended 30 round magazine. Police arrested 4 people including one who was wanted and closed a hit and run property damage accident from this investigation.
As a result of this citizen complaint and the quick response of undercover officers that were out patrolling the Boardwalk, the following four arrests were made:
Ricardo Henderson Thomas, 36, Temple Hills, MD: bench warrant, possession of marijuana 10+ grams, and CDS manufacture/distribute. Thomas was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and held on a $3,500 bond ($1,000 bond for the warrant, $2,500 bond for CDS).
De Angelo Demetrius White, 31, District Heights, MD: CDS: possession- not marijuana (2 counts), and CDS: possession paraphernalia (2 counts). White was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and released on his own personal recognizance.
Jordan Christian Webster, 20, Beltsville, MD: Possession of a firearm minor, handgun on person, loaded handgun on person, loaded handgun in the vehicle, and a handgun in the vehicle. Webster was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and held on a $3,500 bond.
Savion Macai Gallion, 20, Riverdale, MD: possession of a firearm minor, handgun on person, loaded handgun on person, loaded handgun in vehicle, handgun in vehicle, possession of marijuana 10+ grams, failure of vehicle driver to stop after unattended (vehicle, property) damage accident, failure of vehicle driver in an accident to locate and notify the owner of unattended (vehicle, property) damage, and operating a motor vehicle with (operator/occupant under 16) not restrained by (seatbelt/child safety seat). Gallion was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and held on a $3,500 bond.
OCPD want to remind citizens that if they see something suspicious, or have concerns about possible criminal activity occurring in Ocean City, reach out to us. We encourage you to call our Tip Line at 410-520-5136, email us at [email protected] or contact the Police Department directly at 410-723-6610.