Seven people, including an employee at the Mitchell Courthouse in Baltimore, have been arrested after drugs believed to be valued at $1 million were recovered from two houses in the city, police said.
The arrests Wednesday came after police learned that a "mother lode" of heroin was due to be delivered to a house in the 400 block of S. Monroe St. in southwest Baltimore yesterday, said Officer Jack Hergenroeder of the Southern District.
Jerome Davis, 35, a clerk in the pretrial release unit at the courthouse, was charged with heroin distribution and possession, possession and intended distribution of marijuana, and conspiracy to distribute heroin.
Davis, a six-year employee at the courthouse, was suspended pending the outcome of the charges, said LaMonte Flanagan, commissioner of the pretrial release unit.
Hergenroeder said police expect to file additional charges against Davis involving drugs and handguns found at his house in the 400 block of N. Robinson St. in East Baltimore.
Davis was being held on $150,000 bail today at the Southern police station.
Police allege that Davis was running two distribution operations, one involving heroin in South and southwest Baltimore, and a separate cocaine distribution ring along North Avenue in East Baltimore.
Others arrested are:
* Ralph Helmick, 36, of 400 block of S. Monroe St., charged with nine drug-related counts involving heroin distribution.
* Helen Westcott, 30, of the 400 block of S. Monroe St., charged with four drug-related counts.
* Elizabeth Sadler, 50, of the 300 block of S. Monroe St., charged with four drug-related counts.
* Timothy Abrams, 25, of the 1800 block of Ramsey St. in the same neighborhood, charged with three counts related to heroin distribution.
* Wayne Scott, 28, of the 400 block of N. Robinson St., charged with nine drug-related counts involving heroin and cocaine distribution.
* Glendora Harrison, 33, of the 400 block of N. Robinson St., charged with nine drug-related counts.
Hergenroeder said police arrested Davis in his car after they watched him deliver a green trash bag to the house in the 400 block of S. Monroe.St.