OCPD NARCOTICS UNIT CONCLUDES TWO-WEEK DRUG INVESTIGATION

Markis O. Leonard

Markis O. Leonard

(July 16, 2014) – The Ocean City Police Department Narcotics Unit concluded a two-week drug investigation with the arrest of a Selbyville, Delaware man on Saturday, July 12.

Earlier this month, detectives received a tip from a citizen indicating possible drug activity in the area of 141st Street and Lighthouse Avenue. During the investigation, detectives learned that Markis O. Leonard, 28, of Selbyville, DE was residing at the residence in question.

As a result of their investigation, detectives discovered enough evidence to obtain a search and seizure warrant for Leonard, as well as his vehicle.  Members of the Narcotics Unit executed the warrant on July 12, 2014 at approximately 12:45 p.m. after conducting a traffic stop on Leonard’s vehicle. During a search of Leonard, officers located over 170 bags of heroin and over $3,100 in U.S. currency.

Ocean City police have charged Leonard with possession of heroin with intent to distribute. Leonard was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and was transferred to the Worcester County Jail on $50,000 bail.

The Ocean City Police Department would like to thank Ocean City citizens for submitting crime tips that help make Ocean City a safer place. Citizens are encouraged to continue to contact the Crime Tip Hotline whenever criminal activity is suspected by calling 410-520-5136 or emailing crimetips@oceancitymd.gov.

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