Police Seize $50K Worth of Marijuana, 24 Guns
A report says residents complained about marijuana being grown in the 500 block of Watts Avenue, located near Arundel High School in Gambrills.
UPDATE (11:20 a.m.)—Anne Arundel County police seized $50,000 worth of marijuana and two dozen guns at a Gambrills home on Friday.
According to a press release, police executed a search and seizure warrant in the 500 block of Watts Avenue after an investigation into illegal drug manufacturing. Police said they received several complaints about marijuana being grown at the home, which is located near Arundel High School on Annapolis Road.
The search revealed 46 mature marijuana plants—each about 5 to 6 feet—growing in a fenced-in portion of the backyard. Police said they also seized 24 guns: 11 handguns, five shotguns and eight rifles with one being an assault rifle (AK-47). Ten of the guns were registered, according to police. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will determine the legality of the unregistered weapons.
Police said the home’s owner Nicholas Vincent Dominick, 53, was charged with the following: possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, possession of a gun in a drug trafficking crime (two counts), possession with intent to distribute marijuana in a school zone, manufacturing marijuana in a school zone and possession of paraphernalia (two counts).
Other items found at the home reportedly included numerous ammunition magazines, boxes of shotgun, rifle and pistol ammunition, a marijuana growing book and a plastic container containing marijuana seeds.
Because of the home’s proximity to Arundel High, the Special Enforcement Section has notified the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s School Safety Section about the arrest and seizure. Police said summer school was not in session at Arundel High at the time of the search.
Dominick was released Saturday on $25,000 bond from the Anne Arundel County Detention Center.