A city police drug investigation led to the seizure of about 9 kilograms of heroin and cocaine and more than $650,000 in cash from two Lochearn properties and a vehicle, according to court records.

A city police drug investigation led to the seizure of about 9 kilograms of heroin and cocaine and more than $650,000 in cash from two Lochearn properties and a vehicle, according to court records.

Police wrote in charging documents that officers from the agency's Special Enforcement Section have been investigating a drug scheme involving Thomas Linwood Jones Jr., 44, since November 2013. They said he is a “large-scale cocaine and heroin distributor in the Baltimore metropolitan area,” specifically the city's west side.

“This was a significant player who was taken off the streets,” said Lt. Eric Kowalczyk, a police spokesman. He said officers “are going to continue to run down leads to see whatever connections there might be.”

On Jan. 14 police obtained a search and seizure warrant for a home in the 2100 block of Lugine Ave., and an apartment on Cedar Heights Court, as well as two vehicles, which police said are connected to Jones.

In court records, police wrote that about $300,000 to $400,000 was found hidden throughout the Lugine Avenue address. Kowalczyk said a final tally of the cash revealed it to be more than $650,000.

Also in the home, police said, they recovered a metal press and cutting agent, and the keys to a Ford F-150 truck. In the truck, investigators found more than 2 kilograms of cocaine, a quarter-kilogram of crack cocaine, and two-and-a-half kilograms of heroin behind the passenger seat, police said.

At the Cedar Heights Court apartment, police said they found three-and-a-half kilograms of cocaine, 100 grams of heroin, and a digital scale. Kowalczyk said the final tally was nine kilograms of drugs total.

Jones was charged with 16 drug-related counts and is being held in Baltimore County without bond. No attorney was listed in court records, and a relative did not return a call seeking comment.

Jones was previously convicted of fraud in a Washington County case involving stolen credit card information that was used to create new cards. Police said in court records Jones also has a prior drug conviction and could face “enhanced penalties.”