Dragnet Snares Several Drug Dealers in St. Mary's County

On November 19, 2004, the Bureau of Criminal Investigations Drug Unit, with assistance from patrol units with the Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police, conducted a warrant sweep for subjects recently indicted for various violations of Maryland Drug Laws. The sweep was the culmination of an extended buy operation where police operatives purchased controlled dangerous substances from multiple subjects within St. Mary's County. The following is a list of the subjects that were located and served with Grand Jury Indictments during the sweep.

Lawrence Clifton Bankins 21 Yoa from Callaway
Charges: Possession of Cocaine (2 counts), Distribution of Cocaine (2 counts)

Marcel Dwayne Thomas 18 Yoa from Leonardtown
Charges: Possession of Marijuana (2 counts), Distribution of Marijuana (2 counts)

Enoch Booth Abell Grube 24 Yoa from California
Charges: Possession of Psilocyn, Possession with Intent to Distribute Psilocyn, Manufacturing Psilocyn

James William Dove Jr 20 Yoa from Lexington Park
Charges: Possession of Cocaine, Distribution of Cocaine

James Mark Kimble Sr 42 Yoa from Mechanicsville
Charges: Possession of Cocaine, Distribution of Cocaine

Danilyn Winder 24 Yoa of Lexington Park
Charges: Possession of Cocaine (2 count), Distribution of Cocaine (2 counts)

Damien Xavier Bonds 22 Yoa of Lexington Park
Charges: Possession of Cocaine, Distribution of Cocaine, Conspiracy

James Foley Somerville 47 Yoa of Mechanicsville
Charges: Possession of Cocaine, Distribution of Cocaine

During the arrest of James Foley Somerville at a Mechanicsville home, Francis Victoria Chase 52 Yoa was arrested for assaulting Dfc Christopher Morley 113 and hindering a police investigation.

Wayne Anthony Briscoe 35 Yoa of Great Mills was found in Possession of Cocaine during the seizure of a motor vehicle that had been used several months earlier to facilitate the distribution of Cocaine. Mr. Briscoe was arrested and charged with possession of Cocaine. He was released to the custody of the detection center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

Paul Solomon Smallwood 46 Yoa from Lexington Park was picked up and charged on a Statement of Probable Cause for Possession of Cocaine and Distribution of Cocaine stemming from a Cocaine sale in July of 2004 in Great Mills.

Additional arrests from the buy operation are anticipated over the next several days.

The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations is an investigative team comprised of Detectives from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack. The unit was established on July 1, 2003 and is based in Leonardtown, Maryland.

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