Wright, one of 36 people arrested over the weekend as part of a massive drug distribution investigation, evidently forgot that this was not exactly correct.
Wright’s arrest over the weekend was for drug offenses on June 27 and July 14. His charges included selling marijuana within 1,000 feet from a school zone. The drug transactions, Oglesby said, were from Wright’s property, which is adjacent to Pocomoke Middle School.
Wright’s bond had been set at $75,000, but Wright wanted it to be lowered.
“That is not fair,” he said. “I’m a diabetic. I need my medicine.”
“Of all the cases I’ve seen, I believe this one may be too low,” he said.
Groton kept Wright’s bond at $75,000. He spent much of the morning listening to the charges of people picked up as part of the massive arrests by members of the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team, composed of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, the Maryland State Police, the Ocean City Police Department and the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office. Numerous other agencies assisted and eight people are still being sought.
Suspect Tamar Gilbert Cutler, 27, of Pocomoke, was one of several people arrested in June 2010 as part of then- State’s Attorney Joel Todd’s initiative, Take Pride in Berlin, to rid Berlin of drug dealers. He was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute it and distribution of cocaine.
Oglesby said Cutler had a violent history and a considerable drug history. He asked for Cutler to be denied bond.
“I’d like to have bond re-established,” Cutler said to the judge.
He then set bond at $300,000.
Groton left Hudson’s bond at $25,000.
One after another, more suspects appeared before the judge, Oglesby would relate their criminal histories and the judge would decide on their bond. Additional bond hearings were held Tuesday.