Neighborhood complaints of drug trafficking resulted in two simultaneous police raids in Annapolis over the weekend, netting police eight arrests and over an ounce of cocaine.
At around 9 p.m. Saturday, 16 Annapolis city officers converged on two homes in the Robinwood community, seizing 1 ounces of crack-cocaine and drug paraphernalia in the 1430 block Tyler Avenue. And when police burst in a door in the 1390 block Tyler Avenue, they reportedly found three people sitting around a kitchen table smoking crack.
"These raids resulted from citizens' complaints about suspected drug activities at those addresses," said police spokesman Officer Dermott Hickey. "We started staking out the place and officers made some buys from there."
Hickey said narcotics investigators had been gathering information about the addresses since August or September. Based on that information, they obtained a search warrant.
Charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine were Paul Timothy Wells, 26, of the 1300 block Tyler Avenue, and Terri Denise Wickerson, 27, of the 1400 block Tyler Avenue, both of Annapolis.
Charged with possession of cocaine were Annapolis residents Pamela Lee White, 34, of the first block of Clay Street; Roland Jerome Queen Jr., 38, of the first block Bricin Street; Iris Marie Surgeon, 22, of the 1400 block Tyler Avenue; Shantell Lynette Surgeon, 22, also of the 1400 block Tyler Avenue; Harriet Beavers, 25, of the first block Clay Street; and Cassandra Hannah Forrester, 37, of the 1300 block Tyler Avenue.