A home in Gambrills County reminded everyone that Baltimore City isn’t the only place in Maryland where police can make a major drug/weapon bust. On Friday the 27th, Anne Arundel County police found $50,000 worth of marijuana and two-dozen firearms in the house of one Nicholas Vincent Dominick.
Police were responding to several complaints about marijuana being grown in Mr. Dominick’s backyard – when they arrived they found 46 plants, each 5-6 feet tall, in a fenced area of the yard. After finding all the weed, they searched the rest of the property where they found five shotguns, 11 handguns, and eight assault rifles, including an AK-47. Most of the guns were unregistered, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is working now to figure out whether the weapons were possessed illegally. (All details according to The Baltimore Sun.)
The house, 528 Watts Avenue, is about a quarter mile from Arundel High School (I checked it on Google Maps but couldn’t see anything that looked like a growery from the aerial view.) Nicholas Dominick was there when police arrived. He was held overnight in a detention center but was released Saturday on a $25,000 bond. It’s probably just post-Aurora paranoia but this whole thing just screams mass-killing-waiting-to-happen to me.