OCEAN PINES, Md.- The Worcester County Sheriff's Office says an undercover drug investigation has led to the arrest of an Ocean Pines man on heroin distribution and related charges.
The Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that during the month of May, members of the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team initiated an undercover heroin distribution investigation of 35-year-old Brian Jones Sr. Police said that during that period of time, an undercover law enforcement officer made purchases of heroin from Jones in the Berlin and Ocean Pines area.
According to investigators, on June 7, Jones agreed to meet with an undercover officer in order to sell a quantity of heroin to that officer. Members of the WCCET, with the assistance of the Ocean City Police Department Narcotics Unit and the Ocean Pines Police Department, placed Jones under arrest in a parking lot area near Ocean Pines.
Police said that during the course of this investigation, 173 individual bags of heroin were purchased and seized from Jones. A search warrant was executed at Jones' home, which police said revealed various items of paraphernalia, along with a small quantity of marijuana.
Jones was charged distribution of heroin, two counts of possession with intent to distribute heroin, two counts of possession of heroin, conspiracy to distribute heroin, conspiracy to Possess heroin with intent to distribute and conspiracy to possess heroin. He was ordered held in the Worcester County Jail on a $25,000 bond.
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