Police: Manager Let Heroin Dealers Operate In Md. Hotel

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The manager of a Courtyard Inn Motel was arrested as part of a months long investigation into accusations that she was letting heroin dealers operate out of the hotel.

Police served a search warrant on January 19, at the Courtyard Inn Motel located in the 6300 block of Church Hill Rd., in Chestertown.

35-year-old Lindsey Ann McGinnes was detained, and police say a search of her room turned up 27.2 grams of suspected heroin and 4 Adderall pills.

McGinnes and her boyfriend, Michael Dwayne Tate, were arrested. Police say they both had previous criminal history on drug charges.

McGinnes faces charges of possession of heroin, possession of paraphernalia, and maintaining a common nuisance for allowing heroin dealers to operate from the motel.

Tate was charged with the possession of heroin and the possession of paraphernalia.

During their five month investigation, the Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force reports officers recovered drugs multiple times after stopping vehicles that had just left the Courtyard Inn Motel.

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  1. Stop the drug war with objective of shutting down the black market. The drug war has failed. The drug war is driving the problems, not fixing them. Decriminalization/legalization is necessary, it needs to be backed up with public health announcements explaining exactly why it is needed. Its not in any way condoning the abuse of addictors, it is done bc the alternative, the drug war, has made things infinitely worse on almost every level, to include making drugs abundantly available to any & all that wants them.
    We need to pull LE out of the drug biz – that will free up a lot of resources currently chasing their collective tails. When the laws create more harm and cause more damage than they prevent, its time to change the laws. The $1 TRILLION so-called war on drugs is a massive big government failure – on nearly every single level. Its way past time to put the cartels & black market drug dealers out of business. Mass incarceration has failed. We cant even keep drugs out of a contained & controlled environment like prison.
    We need the science of addiction causation to guide prevention, treatment, recovery & public policies. Otherwise, things will inexorably just continue to worsen & no progress will be made. Addiction causation research has continued to show that some people (suffering with addiction) have a “hypo-active endogenous opioid/reward system.” This is the (real) brain disease, making addiction a symptom, not a disease itself. One disease, one pathology. Policy must be made reflecting addiction(s) as a health issue.
    The war on drugs is an apotheosis of the largest & longest war failure in history. It actually exposes our children to more harm & risk and does not protect them whatsoever. In all actuality, the war on drugs is nothing more than an international projection of a domestic psychosis. It is not the “great child protection act,” its actually the complete opposite.
    The lesson is clear: Drug laws do not stop people from harming themselves, but they do cause addicts to commit crimes and harm others. We need a new approach that decriminalizes the disease. We must protect society from the collateral damage of addiction and stop waging war on ourselves. We need common sense harm reduction approaches desperately. MAT (medication assisted treatment) and HAT (heroin assisted treatment) must be available options. Of course, MJ should not be a sched drug at all.

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