Ocean City Trio Arrested on Drugs and Weapons Offenses

Ocean City Trio Arrested on Drugs and Weapons Offenses

An early morning raid Wednesday by law enforcement led to the seizure of these weapons and $10,000 in cash from an Ocean City residence. (Photo provided by Ocean City Police Department)

On Oct. 10 at 5:05 a.m. the Ocean City Police Department and Cape May County Regional SWAT Team served a search warrant on an apartment located inside a condominium complex at 921 Wesley Ave., resulting in the arrest of three residents for alleged drugs and weapons offenses.

The search warrant was a result of a month-long investigation into the sale of controlled dangerous substances from that location, according to a police press release. Authorities arrested Russell McGraw, Mary Hyson and Tomas Pratts, all of Ocean City.

Seized during the search warrant was an AR-15 assault weapon, pistol grip shotgun, brass knuckles, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, high capacity magazines and ammunition and almost $10,000 in cash. 

An AR-15 was among the weapons recovered Wednesday morning. (Photo provided by the Ocean City Police Department)

Hyson and Pratts were charged with CDS related offenses and released pending court appearances. McGraw was charged with illegal weapons possession and CDS related offenses and his being held on a warrant at the Cape May County Jail.  

This investigation was conducted by the Ocean City Detective Bureau.

The charges are as follows:

Mary M. Hyson, age 20, Ocean City

           Charge:  Possession of CDS                                           

Tomas Pratts, age 18, Ocean City

           Charges: Possession of CDS                                        

           Distribution of CDS                                        

           Distribution of CDS, 500 ft. of public place     

Russell B McGraw, age 29, Ocean City 

           Charges:  Distribution of CDS                                          

           Distribution of CDS 500 ft. public place         

           Possession of weapon for unlawful purpose 

           Possession of defaced firearm                      

           Possession of assault rifle                             

           Possession of brass knuckles                        

           Possession of large capacity magazine          

           Possession of large capacity ammunition      

           Possession of property from criminal activity