A Manchester man was arrested Sunday and charged with distribution of heroin and crack cocaine.
Heze Jones Jr., 32, of the 21500 block of Gunpowder Road, was charged with three counts each of distribution of narcotics, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute and possession of a controlled dangerous substance—not marijuana. He was being held without bail following a Monday bail review, according to electronic court records.
According to the statement of charges, investigators from the Carroll County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) conducted two separate “covert purchases” after information from previous investigations identified Jones, also know as “Rello,” as “the head of a possible drug trafficking organization.”
The first purchase was made by an undercover investigator in the third week of June in the 600 block of Baltimore Boulevard, Westminster. The investigator exchanged currency for more than 10 grams of suspected heroin, before both parties left the area. The substance was processed at the Maryland State Police Westminster Barrack.
Undercover investigators contacted Jones a second time during the first week of July to organize a purchase of crack cocaine and heroin in excess of 10 grams at the same location, according to the statement.
An arrest warrant was issued on Saturday, July 28. According to the statement, Jones was released on bail on April 15, 2018, awaiting trial on charges of intent to distribute narcotics in the Circuit Court of Baltimore City.