Teen charged with resisting arrest, drug offenses after $5k in damages to Crisfield PD

A 16-year-old is facing charges after police say he was found with over $5,000 worth of drugs and caused over $5,000 in damages to a local police department.

Crisfield Police report on Monday just before 5:55 PM an officer noticed a person who they knew was unlicensed and wanted on three outstanding drug distribution arrest warrants from Operations COPS.
The person was pulled over at a carwash on Maryland Avenue, in Crisfield, and placed under arrest. during the arrest officers say he became extremely violent and fought the officer until back up arrived. According to the report, it took three officers to arrest the resisting suspect and put him in the back of a police car to be taken to the station.

Police say  the arresting officer's radio was torn from his shirt and destroyed in the struggle. The suspect was later identified as a 16-year-old male. Police say he had 56 baggies of crack cocaine, 5.8 grams of additional crack cocaine in bulk baggies, 1.5 grams of heroin, .7 gram bag of heroin, bag of marijuana, and $165 in cash. Police estimate the total street value of the narcotics to be over $5,000. Officers also reported seized a 2005 Hyundai Santé Fe.

During the transport back to Crisfield Police Department, officers say the 16-year-old started kicking the window of the police vehicle out, while yelling and screaming. Police state that the juvenile had lost complete control and fought the officers from the vehicle to the station, where he was placed in a cell in an attempt to calm him down. While in the cell, police say  the 16-year-old became enraged and kicked and ripped the sink  from the wall, destroying the pipes in the process. Crisfield police say they estimate in excess of  $5,000 in property damages.

The teen was charged with 2nd degree assault, resisting arrest, obstructing & hindering arrest, disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, malicious destruction of property over $1,000, CDS possession with intent to distribute within a 1000 feet of a school zone, CDS possession with intent to distribute heroin, CDS possession with intent to distribute cocaine, CDS possession of crack cocaine, CDS possession of heroin, CDS possession of marijuana, and driving without a license.

Police say juvenile authorities were contacted, who then released the teen to the custody of his mother with home monitoring.

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