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Worcester County Heroin Bust Leads to 2 Arrests

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This photo shows the bags of heroin police say they seized in Friday's bust in Worcester County. This photo shows the bags of heroin police say they seized in Friday's bust in Worcester County.

OCEAN PINES, Md.- Authorities say two people are in custody following a large heroin bust that occurred in Worcester County.

Members of the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team and the Ocean City Police Department Narcotics Unit said that during the last several months, they conducted multiple joint heroin investigations in the northern part of the county.

Police said that during the course of these investigations, 38-year-old Leck Lyons of Ocean Pines was identified as a source of heroin. As a result of this investigation, police requested and received a search and seizure warrant for Lyons, along with his vehicle and home.

Investigators said that on Friday, Oct. 19, Lyons and a passenger, identified a 27-year-old Jayna Lynn Griffith of Ocean Pines, were observed at the intersection of Worcester Highway and Bishopville Road in Bishopville. Police stopped their vehicle and took them into custody.

According to investigators, a search of Lyons' vehicle resulted in the seizure of 1,678 individually wrapped bags of heroin, as well as $2,020 in cash. These individually wrapped bags of heroin have an approximate street value of $41,950, police noted. They said this traffic stop resulted in the largest heroin seizure in Worcester County's recent history.

A search and seizure warrant was also executed at Lyons's home in Ocean Pines. An additional seven bags of heroin were seized during that search, police said.

Lyons and Griffith were arrested and charged with possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of heroin with intent to distribute a large amount and importation of heroin.

Lyons was ordered held in the Worcester County Jail on a $100,000 bond. Griffith was ordered held in the jail on a $50,000 bond.

The Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team consists of investigators from the sheriff's office, Maryland State Police, Ocean City Police Department and the Pocomoke Police Department. 

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