GAMBRILLS, Md. (CBSDC) – Anne Arundel County Police successfully seized $50,000 in marijuana and 24 guns in a drug raid Gambrills, Maryland.
Detectives from the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Special Enforcement Section, along with the Special Operations Section executed a search and seizure warrant at 528 Watts Avenue on Friday after an investigation into illegal drug manufacturing on the premises.
The suspect, 53-year-old Nicholas Vincent Dominick, was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Manufacturing Marijuana, two counts of Possession of a Gun in a Drug Trafficking Crime Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana in a School Zone, and two counts of Manufacturing Marijuana in a School Zone and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Dominick’s home is within 1,000 feet of Arundel High School located at 1001 Annapolis Road. Summer classes were not in session at the time of the arrest.
Detectives received several complaints in July about marijuana being grown and cultivated on the property, and after a thorough investigation, detectives identified the owner of the home and were able to obtain a search warrant for the address. Dominick was home at the time of the search.
Police found 46 mature marijuana plants growing in a fenced in portion of the suspect’s backyard, with each plant five to six feet in length with an approximate street value of $50,000. While conducting the search, detectives also located and seized 11 handguns, five shotguns, eight rifles with one being an assault rifle (AK-47), numerous ammunition magazines, boxes of shotgun, rifle and pistol ammunition, a marijuana growing book and a Tupperware container containing marijuana seeds, all inside the residence. 10 of the guns were registered.
The ATF is following up to determine the legality of the unregistered weapons.
Dominick was released Saturday on $25,000 bond from the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.