September 13th, 2012 by WCBC Radio
On Wednesday, several agencies served search warrants on a location in Cresaptown suspected for the sale and distribution of bath salts. The Allegany County Sheriff's Department, Maryland State Police, Narcotics Task Force, as well as federal officials executed several search warrants on the building, confiscating several items inside the business.States Attorney Michael Twigg said that no arrests have yet been made, but charges are pending. Allegany County Sheriff Criag Robertson updated that status of the business.
Below is the official press release from C3I:
The DEA and the C3I Narcotics Unit proudly announce that three Search and Seizure Warrants were executed yesterday in Allegany County relating to the possession and distribution of Bath Salts.
The search warrants executed yesterday resulted in thousands of committed and dedicated investigative hours by the DEA and the C3I Narcotics Unit relating to the distribution of Bath Salts in Allegany County. This investigation closed Maximum Novelties in Cresaptown. It also resulted in a large amount of currency being seized, as well as numerous vehicles and other miscellaneous assets. This includes but is not limited to the pending seizure of other property.
The other two search warrants were executed on a residence and the old Emericks Sub Shop, Center Street, Cumberland. The residence was owned by the individuals who operated Maximum Novelties.
This investigation came together not only by the efforts of the DEA and the C3I Narcotics Unit but by the concerned, committed and dedicated individuals who reside in Allegany County and the surrounding area. The citizens once again rose to the occasion and supported area Law Enforcement. The support of our citizens is just a stepping stone to even greater days ahead.
For months the daily focus of area Law Enforcement, The Allegany County States Attorney’s Office and the Western Maryland Health System has been on Bath Salts. The dedicated efforts of everyone helped save lives and shut down a criminal enterprise.
This investigation has been turned over to the Allegany County States Attorney’s Office for further review. This investigation is on-going.
For months and during the search and seizure warrants the DEA and the C3I Narcotics Unit was supported by the Maryland State Police, Allegany County Sheriffs Office, Cumberland City Police Department, Cumberland City Information and Technology Division and Trooper 5.
Anyone with information on Bath Salts or any illegal drug activity is asked to call the C3I Narcotics Unit at 301- 759-4660.