On March 18, 2005, members of the Bureau of Criminal Investigations Drug Unit received information of drug activity at the Super Eight Motel in California, Maryland. Investigators developed sufficient probable cause and obtained a search and seizure warrant for a room at the motel. The warrant was served with assistance from the St. Marys County Sheriffs Office Emergency Services Team. The search warrant service resulted in the recovery of 6 grams of Crack Cocaine (street value $600), 65 grams of Marijuana (Street value $500) and $2,426 in currency. The following persons were arrested and charged with violations of Maryland Drug Laws:
Marcel Dewayne Thomas 18 years old from Leonardtown, Maryland
Charge: Possession of Cocaine
Travares Lavelle Brown 22 years old from Lexington Park, Maryland
Charge: Possession of Marijuana
The circumstances surrounding this investigation will be presented to a St. Marys County Grand Jury and additional felony drug charges are anticipated.