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Around $1M worth of drugs seized during Eastern Shore bust

Largest illegal drug supplier in the area arrested
Posted at 2:53 PM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 14:59:43-05

The leader of a multi-state drug operation has been arrested and around $1,000,000 worth of drugs have been seized as the result of an police investigation in the Eastern Shore.

Maryland State Police say they worked with agencies across Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware since the fall of 2018 to execute this large scale drug operation responsible for distributing large quantities of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana.

The long-term investigation revealed that 33-year-old James Martell Frazier, aka Tellz or Telly, was the organizer, supervisor, financier, and manager of a major drug trafficking organization. Police say Frazier would get large amounts of drugs from New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and distribute them across the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia.

Police say Frazier has been identified as the largest illegal drug supplier in the area from prior police drug investigations.

On Saturday, police coordinated an operation of search and seizure warrants in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and New York. The following items were recovered during all of those busts:

  • More than 5,900 grams of suspected heroin/fentanyl mixture
  • More than 1,100 grams of suspected cocaine
  • More than 300 grams of suspected crack cocaine
  • More than 450 grams of suspected methamphetamine
  • More than 74 lbs. of suspected marijuana
  • More than 70 methylphenidate (Schedule II) prescription pills
  • Five regulated firearms, two of which were reported stolen
  • One money counter
  • More than $97,900 in suspected drug-related cash
  • Five vehicles with an estimated value of $140,000

Police say all of those drugs recovered during the investigation have a total street value of around $1,000,000.

Along with Frazier, 37-year-old Trivette Jackson from Federalsburg, MD and Dover, DE and 25-year-old Donisha Holland from Seaford, DE, were arrested. Investigators say they are still working on the case and more charges will be coming for the remaining co-conspirators and criminal associates of Frazier’s drug trafficking organization.

Frazier is being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution on a $809,000 bond.