A Lusby man faces eight counts of drug-related charges after police allege they found more than 400 grams of cocaine from his cars earlier this month.
James Timothy Isley II, 47, posted bond last week following his arrest Feb. 1 after police reportedly found 432.8 grams of cocaine in his cars, charging documents state.
Other than the drugs, police allege they found more than $7,000, Isley’s passport and a loaded .45 caliber handgun in a wall safe in the house basement, according to the sheriff’s office and charging documents.
Isley was the target of a drug investigation, and police searched his home and three cars on the 8500 block of Perch Court in Lusby on Feb. 1.
What they reportedly found in a 2014 Mercedes was a large piece of compressed power cocaine, weighing about 272 grams, according to charging documents. The compressed cocaine was located in a Ziploc bag inside another Ziploc bag. The larger bag was further hidden inside a food-saver bag that was in a black sock.
In a 2017 BMW, police allege they found 10 packaged pieces of cocaine in a hideaway key box inside a black sock. The cocaine found in the BMW weighed 37 grams.
Police also found 123 grams of individually packaged cocaine in a 2004 Ford Ranger and a digital scale with white residue on it, according to court papers.
The three cars are all registered to Isley, and police allege he was seen using them during the drug investigation.
When speaking to police, Isley reportedly said “the amount he currently had would take him a couple of weeks to get rid of” and “he is just trying to make ends meet,” the investigating officer, an undercover sergeant of the sheriff’s office, wrote in police report.
The amount of cocaine found and the way it is packaged is “consistent with the distribution of cocaine,” the officer further wrote.
Jeffrey Harding, an Upper Marlboro attorney who represents Isley, could not be reached for comment as of press time.
Isley was charged Feb. 1 with three counts of drug distribution-related offenses, one count of manufacturing a large amount of drugs, one count of using a firearm during drug trafficking, two counts of drug possession and one count of possessing drug paraphernalia.
In addition to the case in Calvert, Isley also faces a felony theft charge in Charles County for allegedly stealing a tractor and a trailer from Home Depot in Waldorf. He reportedly told Charles police he received the tractor from a friend.
Isley’s next hearing in Calvert is scheduled for March 1 in district court.