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