OCEAN CITY, MD – (September 21, 2016): The Ocean City Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations Baltimore recently conducted a joint investigation into human trafficking and prostitution in the resort town with assistance from the Worcester County Bureau of Investigations and Maryland State Police.
On the evenings of September 15 and 16, three individuals were arrested after detectives conducted an operation at an Ocean City hotel. During the course of the operation, detectives seized over 270 baggies of heroin totaling a street value of $1,200, a small amount of marijuana, $350 in U.S. Currency, a 2011 Honda Odyssey mini-van, five cell phones and a police-style baton.
Ocean City police arrested Jamaica A. Brickhouse, 24, of Elkton, MD, Shadia E. Kelliehan, 33, of Burtonsville, MD, and Danielle N. Young, 28, of Ocean View, DE. Brickhouse and Kelliehan were both charged with prostitution while Young was charged with prostitution, possession of heroin and possession of heroin with intent to distribute. Each of the arrestees were seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner. Brickhouse and Kelliehan were released on personal recognizance. Young was transferred to the Worcester County Jail on $75,000 bond. Each individual was offered victim services through Homeland Security Investigations.