Three Hagerstown residents face drug charges after suspected heroin and suspected methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $50,000 was seized along with $9,000 in cash and several firearms during a drug bust this week involving multiple agencies, officials said.
The Washington County Narcotics Task Force recovered approximately 188 grams of suspected heroin and 95 grams of suspected methamphetamine Monday from 807 Hamilton Blvd. in Hagerstown’s North End, according to Lt. Todd Kerns, who served as the task force’s director in 2013.
“That’s a lot of drugs,” Kerns said Wednesday in a phone interview.
The task force was assisted by the Washington County Special Response Team and the Hagerstown regional office of the Drug Enforcement Agency, according to an email from Kerns.
Breezy Jill Beckette, 22, of 807 Hamilton Blvd.; Cody William Grant, 26, of 826 Dewey Ave., Apt. 3, in Hagerstown’s North End; and Daniel Matthew Anderson, 28, of 1008 Security Road, Apt. E, all face drug charges, according to Kerns and online court records.
Grant was being held without bond Wednesday at the Washington County Detention Center. Beckette and Anderson were being held at the detention center Wednesday, each in lieu of a $50,000 bond.
The bust began in the late afternoon Monday as Grant was contacted to do a deal involving an informant, and was taken into custody inside the Sheetz on Potomac Avenue, Kerns said.
Grant briefly escaped, fleeing while handcuffed, and was captured a short distance away, Kerns said. While he fled, Grant fell and injured himself, Kerns said.
Grant was treated at Meritus Medical Center and released to authorities, Kerns said.
Grant was charged with five counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance that was not marijuana and two counts of distributing narcotics, according to online court records.
Grant also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of needles related to drugs; possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana; creating a common nuisance through distributing narcotics; and escape in the second degree, according to Kerns and online court records.
Shortly after Grant was taken into custody, the task force executed a search-and-seizure warrant at 807 Hamilton Blvd., Kerns said.
At that time, police apprehended Beckette, who was inside the duplex, Kerns said.
Police seized drugs, cash and weapons from the residence, Kerns said.
Several weapons were seized, including two stolen handguns, as well as rifles and shotguns, Kerns said.
Beckette was charged with three counts each of intent to distribute narcotics and possession of a controlled dangerous substance that was not marijuana, according to online court records.
Beckette also was charged with possession of a large amount of heroin (more than 28 grams); possession of a firearm in relationship to a drug-trafficking crime; creating a common nuisance through distributing narcotics; and theft of less than $1,000 in value, according to Kerns and online court records.
Kerns said Anderson was part of an investigation that occurred prior to the search warrant being executed. He was taken into custody Tuesday at his Security Road home, Kerns said.
Anderson was charged with distribution of narcotics and possession of a controlled dangerous substance that was not marijuana, according to online court records.
The narcotics task force is a joint operation of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Hagerstown Police Department.