Ocean City Today

Roommates busted bringing heroin to OC from Delaware

By Greg Ellison | Feb 15, 2018

(Feb. 16, 2108) Ocean City residents Preston Randolph Hartmeyer and Nicholas William Hartsock, both 25, are roommates who were arrested together after police discovered nearly 100 bags of heroin during a traffic stop on Jamestown Road last Friday afternoon.

According to the police report, the duo lives in the 100 block of Captain Quarters Road and were the subjects of a drug investigation launched in January. Police allege the pair was making frequent trips to lower Delaware to procure heroin for distribution in Ocean City.

After obtaining a search and seizure warrant for both subjects, and a 1995 Acura Integra registered in Delaware to Hartmeyer, police saw both subjects traveling south on Coastal Highway from near Route 54 shortly after 1 p.m. last Friday.

After stopping Hartmeyer’s vehicle, police reported spotting a black zipper case containing a Samsung tablet device and 86 wax paper bags on the rear passenger’s seat.

Inside the bags was a light colored powdery substance, later identified as heroin, which were stamped “WHITE HOUSE” with a red emblem of the White House.

Police also reportedly found a black nylon pouch located within arm’s reach of the front passenger seat where Hartsock was seated, which contained seven identical bags containing heroin, along with three empty bags and related drug paraphernalia.

Officers also reported Hartmeyer had more than $600 in large bills on his person and is suspected of purchasing a “log” of heroin, which in underground parlance represents 100 bags of heroin bundled in 10 packs, which is typically sold for $350-450 to street-level dealers.

Hartmeyer, who is facing up to 20 years in jail and/or a fine up to $15,000 for felony possession with intent to distribute, has a trial date of March 9 in Ocean City District Court.

Hartsock, who was a passenger in the car at the time, faces up to a year in jail and/or a fine up to $1,000 for misdemeanor possession. His trial is set for May 9 in Ocean City District Court.

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