ELKTON, Md. (WJZ) — A Cecil County man was arrested Thursday on firearms and drug charges, following a multi-state investigation.
Scott Eric Spangler, 47, of Elkton, Md., is charged with five counts of possession of a rifle/shotgun with a prior felony conviction, five counts of the use of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime, possession with intent to distribute and possession of controlled dangerous and possession of illegal ammunition.READ MORE: Maryland Board Of Education Sets Benchmarks To Lift Schools Mask Mandates
Maryland State Police Gang Enforcement Unit learned of Spangler on Thursday after New Castle County Police in Delaware contacted troopers, informing them that they had just closed a burglary investigation where a handgun and other property were stolen.
One of the suspects charged in the burglary admitted to selling the firearm and ammunition to Spangler, who they later learned was prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition because of a previous burglary conviction.READ MORE: MGM National Harbor To Launch Sports Betting Thursday
In a court-ordered search of Spangler’s home in Elkton, they found:
- AR 15 .223 caliber rifle with six prohibited 30-round magazines
- Bolt action JC Higgins Model 583 12 gauge shotgun
- Remington .22 cal. rifle
- Speedmaster Model 552 lever-action .410 gauge shotgun
- Charles Daly 20 gauge over-under shotgun
- 16 grams of crack cocaine
- 15 pills of Buprenorphione HCL
- 4 pills of Oxycodone
- Multiple rounds of several different types of ammunition
- U.S. currency
Spangler was arrested shortly after the search. He is being held at the Cecil County Detention Center without bond.MORE NEWS: Anne Arundel County Schools, Health Department Announce Four Additional Vaccine Clinics For Children