In Drug Raid, Baltimore Police Arrest Their Own Crime Scene Tech and Her Boyfriend

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Timika Jones, the BPD crime scene technician left) and Clarence Jones, Jr., Courtesy BPD.
Timika Jones, the BPD crime scene technician (left) and Clarence Jones, Jr., Courtesy BPD

One of the Baltimore Police Department’s crime scene technicians appears to have allegedly taken on a questionable and very illegal side job outside of her work for the police force.

Police announced today that they arrested Timika Jones, 37, and her boyfriend, Clarence Jones, Jr., 39, yesterday in a raid on a West Baltimore home led by their Office of Professional Responsibility Ethics. Officers led by served a search warrant at the house in the 1600 block of Ashburton Street, several blocks from Coppin State University. Inside, they found their employee and her boyfriend, along with a machine used to fill drug capsules, two handguns and $100,000 in cash. Outside, in a car Timika Jones had rented, officers found 125 gel caps filled with suspected heroin, as well as another $5,000 in cash.

Photos shared by the department show a trash bag and box filled with rubber-banded cash.

Courtesy BPD
Courtesy BPD

When it’s all laid out on the table, it becomes clear it’s a pretty sizable seizure by police.

Courtesy BPD
Courtesy BPD

Jones didn’t have access to the police department’s drug lab or storage facility, said police spokesman T.J. Smith. Unsurprisingly, she isn’t working for BPD anymore. Smith said she has been suspended without pay, per department policy.

Both of the Joneses have been charged with felony narcotics possession, possession with intent to distribute and handgun violations. They’re being held downtown at Central Booking.

Smith told The Sun that out of caution, police plan to review all of the cases in which Jones was a crime scene technician.

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Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
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