Drug raid yields an unexpected bonus Man sought by police is also arrested

September 06, 1992|By Mike Farabaugh | Mike Farabaugh,Staff Writer

Sheriff's deputies got an added bonus while carrying out a drug raid Thursday night in Edgewood.

In addition to arresting three suspects on drug charges, the Covert Operations Section of the Harford County Sheriff's Office also nabbed Tyree Lamar Brooks, 20, wanted on an outstanding grand jury indictment, charging him with distribution of cocaine.

Armed with a search and seizure warrant, the Covert Unit barged into a home in the 500 block of Meadowood Drive at 9:50 p.m. and seized $100 worth of cocaine, drug paraphernalia, a Smith & Wesson .357-caliber Magnum handgun and about $700 in cash.

Also arrested were Clifton Myers, 40, of the Meadowood Drive address, Latisha Samone Ellis, 21, of the 1900 block of Edgewater Drive in Edgewood, and Tina Lee Bennett, 18, of the 800 block of the W. Baker Ave. in Abingdon.

Mr. Myers also was charged with maintaining a common nuisance.

He was released on unsecured bond. Ms. Ellis and Ms. Bennett were released without having to pay bond.

Brooks, who gave police the same address as Mr. Ellis, was being held at the Harford County Detention Center without bond.

Brooks had been sentenced to two years of supervised parole and probation on Oct. 10, 1991 for felony theft of $300 or more.

DeWayne Curry, public information officer for the Harford County Sheriff's Office, said it was uncertain whether or not additional charges stemming from Thursday night's drug raid would be filed against Brooks.

The Covert Unit was assisted in the raid by Maryland State Police troopers, the Sheriff's Office Special Response Team, uniformed deputies and "Buddy," a police dog from the K-9 unit.

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