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Cumberland Police Department

On November 6, 2020, The Cumberland Police Department executed a search and seizure warrant at a residence on Mechanic Street for the illegal sales and distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance. During the execution of the search and seizure warrant, officers located a quantity of heroin/Fentanyl, crack cocaine, and CDS paraphernalia. As a result of the search and seizure warrant, Michael Roy Lantz, 49 of Cumberland, MD, Jodi Nichole Talbott, 36 of Flintstone, MD, and Dianna Rae Wratchford, 41 of Cumberland, MD were taken into custody. Lantz, Talbott, and Wratchford were taken to the District Court Commissioner for their initial appearance and remanded to the Allegany County Detention Center, held without bond.
Arrested: Michael Roy Lantz Age: 49 of Cumberland, MD
Arrested: Jodi Nichole Talbott Age: 36 of Flintstone, MD
Arrested: Dianna Rae Wratchford Age: 41 of Cumberland, MD
Charges: Possession with intent to distribute Fentanyl/heroin
Possess with intent to distribute narcotics (3X)
Possession not marijuana (3X)


On November 7, 2020, an officer on patrol in the area of Queen City Drive observed a vehicle commit multiple traffic violations. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the occupants inside. Based on the officer’s observations, a K-9 was requested to conduct a free air sniff, which resulted in a positive alert. A search was conducted and the officer located CDS paraphernalia, a quantity of heroin/Fentanyl packaged in a manner to indicate distribution, and a large sum of currency. Based on the officer’s findings, Brian Wade Simmons Jr., 30 of Cumberland, MD and Perry Nelson Hamilton Jr., 40 of Cumberland, MD were placed under arrest. Simmons was taken to the District Court Commissioner for his initial appearance and remanded to the Allegany County Detention Center, held without bond.
Hamilton was issued a criminal citation and released pending his appearance in District Court.
Arrested: Brian Wade Simmons Age: 30 of Cumberland, MD
Charges: Possession with intent to distribute Fentanyl/heroin
Possess with intent to distribute narcotics
Possession not marijuana
Possession of controlled paraphernalia
Arrested: Perry Nelson Hamilton Jr. Age: 40 of Cumberland, MD
Charges: CDS possession of paraphernalia