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Three arrested in Westminster cocaine trafficking investigation

Westminster Cocaine Trafficking
Posted at 12:27 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 12:31:19-04

WESTMINSTER, Md. (WMAR) — Three people were arrested in Westminster this weekend following a several month investigation into cocaine trafficking.

On Sunday, police carried out two search and seizure warrants at the Bishop's Garth Apartment Complex.

There, police arrested 35-year-old Mark James Geise with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

Over the weekend, police also arrested 26-year-old Maurice Rashaad Garrison of Baltimore, and 27-year-old Amanda Marie Knight, of Westminster on open warrants.

Officials say they found $1,273.00 of cash on Garrison at the time of his arrest. He and Knight are each charged with distribution of cocaine and conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

The investigation was made up of several local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies as part of the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network, put together by Governor Larry Hogan.

Maryland State Police say future arrests are expected to be made related to the investigation.