West Ocean City, MD – The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office have arrested Andrew Campbell Founds and John Paul Ternahan for their involvement in illegal drug and weapons offenses in West Ocean City, Maryland.
During the month of December 2022, members of the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team concluded a drug Investigation in West Ocean City, Maryland. As a result of this investigation, a Search and Seizure Warrant was authorized for a residence in West Ocean City, Worcester County, Maryland.
A search of the West Ocean City residence was conducted in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the warrant, and the following items were located and seized:
- Approximately 76.74 lbs. of marijuana THC
- Four (4) firearms, including a Palmetto AR-15 rifle, Keltec Model 2000 9mm, a Mossberg 12ga shotgun, a Remington 12ga shotgun
- A large amount of ammunition, including high-capacity magazines and body armor
- 102.5 grams of marijuana THC edibles
- 292 grams of psychedelic mushrooms
- $82,391.W of suspected drug proceeds
Two individuals involved were identified as Andrew Campbell Founds of Ocean City, Maryland, and John Paul Ternahan of Frankford, Delaware. Both of these suspects were subsequently arrested as a result of this investigation.
These individuals were charged with various drug offenses and weapons violations and were subsequently committed to the Worcester County Jail without bond on the day of their arrest.
The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Enforcement Team, was assisted by the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Community Action Team, Ocean City Police Department’s Narcotics/Vice Unit, Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office, Washington-Baltimore HIDTA, during the course of this investigation.
This investigation was also supported through the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN) -Worcester County Initiative, which is through the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services that provides grant funding and strategic support to MCIN member sites to identify, disrupt, and dismantle criminal organizations through interagency collaboration.