CUMBERLAND — A New York man and two city men were arrested Tuesday when Allegany and Garrett County drug task forces, the Maryland State Police Gang Enforcement Unit and allied local police agencies conducted a crime initiative in the city's South End.
The arrests were made in response to "a recent spike in criminal activity and overdoses," the Allegany County Narcotics Task Force said in a news release. The specific arrest location was not disclosed.
Arrested was 39-year-old David Anthony Harley, of Bronx, New York, who was reportedly found in possession of more than 300 grams of suspected heroin with a street value estimated at $60,000, investigators said.
Harley was charged with possession of a large quantity of suspected heroin and possession with intent to distribute heroin before he was jailed in lieu of $25,000 bond.
Police also arrested Jordan Alexander Brooks, 29, of Cumberland, after he was allegedly found in possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana. The arrest was made following a traffic stop and following a search for Brooks, who reportedly ran from police during the stop.
He was charged with CDS possession with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana more than 10 grams, failure to obey and obstructing and hindering. He was released after posting pre-trial bail of $7,500.
Investigators also arrested Harley Donovan Brooks Jr., 31, of Cumberland, on charges of CDS possession of narcotic (cocaine) and possession of CDS (not marijuana). He remained jailed Wednesday on $10,000 bond.
The arrests included the assistance of the Cumberland Police Department, the Allegany County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police, Cumberland barrack.