Talbot County Narcotics Task Force served a court authorized search and seizure warrant on Anthony Kevon Todd, of Easton and on his vehicle, a passenger in the vehicle was identified as John Durgan West of Denton. 

| November 16, 2016 | 3 Comments

On November 14, 2016


The Talbot County Narcotics Task Force served a court authorized search and seizure warrant on the person of Anthony Kevon Todd, DOB: 7/10/1987 of 29352 Fourth Street Easton, Maryland and on his vehicle, a 2007 Cadillac Sedan in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Easton, Maryland. Located in the vehicle was a small quantity of suspected heroin. A passenger in the vehicle was identified as John Durgan West, DOB: 11/29/75 of 10527 Knife Box Road, Denton, Maryland. Investigators located a small amount of suspected heroin near Mr. West.

A short time later a court authorized search and seizure warrant was executed at the residence of Anthony Todd (listed above). A detailed search of the residence revealed evidence of a long term, Heroin distribution operation including the following item(s):


Approximately two pounds (915.5 grams) of Heroin, 1 Oxycodone Hydrochloride 15 mg pill, a digital scale, packaging materials, tools used to process the Heroin, a drug ledger, multiple cellular phones and $411.00 U.S. Currency. The Heroin located consisted of one large pressed brick, twelve approximately 1 ounce baggies of Heroin, and several additional smaller baggies of heroin broken down for street level sales. In addition, a 2007 red Cadillac Sedan, a 2002 Honda Accord along with items of personal property related to the sale of illegal narcotics, were seized pending forfeiture. The estimated street value of the Heroin in Talbot County, MD is between $140,000.00 and $150,000.00. TODD and MURPHY were charged with numerous drug related charges including Possession CDS Large mount, Importing CDS into the State, Distribution of CDS, PWID CDS, Possession CDS, Several counts of Possession of Paraphernalia, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.


WEST was charged with Possession of CDS and Possession of Paraphernalia. Todd and Murphy were held at the Talbot County Detention Center pending a bond review, while West was released on his personal recognizance. TODD has an extensive criminal history to include numerous charges and convictions for Firearms with a nexus to drug crimes, PWID CDS, Possession of CDS, and Possession of Paraphernalia. TODD was recently released from Federal Prison and is currently on Federal Probation. MURPHY has no known prior criminal history. WEST has a previous criminal history to include Indecent Exposure and Theft.


Investigators believe that this seizure is the largest seizure of pure heroin in Talbot County and possibly the entire Eastern Shore of Maryland.  Assisting in the investigation were the Caroline County Narcotics Task Force, the Talbot County Sheriff’s Street Drug Interdiction Unit with K-9 Raven as well as uniformed members of Maryland State Police and uniformed members of the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office.


The Talbot County Narcotics Task Force is a combined effort of the Maryland State Police, the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office, the Trappe Police Department, the St. Michaels Police Department, the Oxford Police Department, the Easton Police Department, the Talbot County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Department of Natural Rescources Police.


The police officers, deputies and troopers assigned to the Talbot County Narcotics Task Force are committed to keeping Talbot County safe by vigorously identifying drug distribution organizations and holding those accountable who want to spread their death and destruction to our families here in Talbot County. Your Police Chiefs, Sheriff and your State’s Attorney are proud of the tough and dangerous work that these and all of our police officers, deputies and troopers perform. Drug Tips can be confidentially called in at anytime to the Talbot County Narcotics Task Force at 410-820-8940.

Category: Local Crime

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  1. Erik says:

    Noice! Keep cleaning up the streets! We don’t need that stuff!

  2. Tish says:

    Thanks for a job well done.

  3. Bobby E says:

    Snitchin Johnny West,still setting people to save his own hide.They should have never let him out after he stole all those folks boats.

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