Grove Police anticipate filing drug charges against two Grove residents after a search warrant served Sunday morning led to the recovery of key evidence, according to Interim Police Chief Mark Morris.
Morris said the warrant, served at 9:31 a.m. Sunday at a residence on 36th Street, was part of an ongoing investigation by Officers Ron Crawford and Scott Graham in cooperation with Mark Berry of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department. The Grove Special Response Team (SRT) helped serve the warrant.
“The SRT always helps with high risk search warrants,” Morris said.
Two 19-year-old males are expected to be charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, maintaining a dwelling where a controlled dangerous substance is kept, possession of a weapon in commission of a felony, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and possession of paraphernalia, Morris said.
He explained that during the investigation, which led to the search, officials learned that the two men were buying large amounts of cocaine and selling it.
“Our information indicates that the two purchased a kilo on their last buy,” Morris said.
According to Morris, some of the people who were buying cocaine from the two were Grove High School students.
He said that during the search, officers recovered evidence that confirmed their suspicions, including baggies with cocaine residue, digital scales, and a .410 caliber shotgun.
Morris said there was a 16-year-old present at the residence when officers served the warrant.
“We appreciate the cooperation of the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department,” Morris added. “Our agencies work very well as a team.”