Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Weapons and Narcotics Seizure

From the Middletown Police Department

On August 28, 2012 the Middletown Police Street Crime Unit executed a Search and Seizure Warrant at 18 Glover Place. The Search and Seizure Warrant was to include the person of Jeff Spruill age 30, the residence, and a 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora registered to Chanelle McCalla age 31 also of 18 Glover Place.
We had received numerous complaints concerning this address from concerned citizens that reside in the area. Detectives determined that Spruill (A CONVICTED FELON with past convictions for Criminal Possession of a Firearm, and Possession and Sale of Narcotics ) and his girlfriend McCalla were the occupants of the residence.

Detectives were able to identify Spruill, the target of this investigation, and McCalla operating the Olds Aurora in the area of Main St. and Liberty St. 

Detectives would conduct a motor vehicle stop of the Oldsmobile. Upon removing both occupants from the vehicle, Detectives would recover crack cocaine and marijuana from the buttocks of Spruill. The crack cocaine had an approximate weight of 5.39 grams and the marijuana had an approximate weight of 4.9 grams. 

Detectives then proceeded to the residence of 18 Glover Place.

Upon executing the search warrant at the residence detectives located an unlabeled pill bottle containing Xanax and Dilaudid.

There were also three firearms located inside of the residence. A Hi-Point .40 cal. semi-automatic pistol with a fully loaded magazine, a  Hi-Point .380 cal. semi-automatic pistol with a loaded magazine, and a fully loaded Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum revolver were discovered inside of the residence. Several boxes of live .357 and .380 ammunition were located with the firearms. A camouflage body armor vest was also located with the firearms and ammunition.

Detectives were able to determine that the Smith & Wesson .357 had been reported stolen. (Investigation into the other firearms being stolen is ongoing)

Jeff Spruill was subsequently arrested for the following charges and held on a  $300,00.00 Bond.
Possession of Crack Cocaine
Possession of Crack Cocaine with Intent to Sell
Possession of Crack Cocaine with Intent to Sell within 1500’ of a School
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell
Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell within 1500’ of a School
Criminal Possession of a Firearm (3 Counts)
Criminal Possession of Body Armor
Theft of a Firearm
Possession of Narcotics

Any citizens willing to give information concerning possible illegal activities are encouraged to contact Sgt. Rich Davis of the Street Crime Unit at (860) 344-3259. All information will remain anonymous. 

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