Harford County Task Force Raids Nets Drugs, Money, Weapons and 14 Arrests

(Bel Air, Md. – March 21, 2006) — An early morning raid Friday, March 17, 2006 at several residences throughout Harford County, culminated a two year narcotics investigation by the Harford County Task Force. Search warrant and arrest teams consisted of law enforcement officers from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, Havre De Grace Police Department, Aberdeen Police Department and the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

The task force served 21 search and seizure warrants at homes in Bel Air, Abingdon and Joppa. A total of 14 adults were arrested and charged with various drug related charges. Additionally, the task force seized 53 marijuana plants; 33 pounds of marijuana; 16 hits of LSD and approximately 8 grams of powder MDMA having the street name Ecstacy. Also confiscated during the raids were one assault rifle; eight handguns; one shotgun and more than $50,000 in U. S. currency.

Those arrested include:

  • Joshua Michael Buddenbohn - Belcamp, Md.
  • Daniel Michael Silva - Bel Air, Md.
  • Kevin Michael Jasovsky - Bel Air, Md.
  • Fransesco Paul Monico - Bel Air, Md.
  • Steven Anthony Piepiora - Bel Air, Md.
  • Adam Uriah Monico - Bel Air, Md.
  • John Thomas Wood - Abingdon, Md.
  • Jason Roger Lord - Joppa, Md.
  • Timothy George Jasovsky - Bel Air, Md.
  • Kevin Michael Josovsky - Bel Air, Md.
  • William Raymond Penn - Bel Air, Md.
  • Joshua Lee Burns - Bel Air, Md.
  • Jessica Leigh Rose - Bel Air, Md.
  • David Keith Hering - Bel Air, Md.

The Task Force investigation will continue with additional arrests expected in the future.

Commenting on the arrests, Sheriff R. Thomas Golding stated, “Since its inception in 1988 the Task Force has proven to be an effective tool to combat narcotics violations in Harford County. The task force concept of partnering with municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies is extremely vital to successfully identifying, investigating and apprehending narcotic distributors.”

Press Release

March 21, 2006