On April 17th, 2005 detectives from the St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) responded to Clements, Maryland for the reported death of a twenty-one (21) year old male identified as Byron James Guy. No signs of trauma were noted. However, a number of Methadose pills were discovered inside his vehicle. Witnesses were also found who had information that the victim purchased the Methadose Pills and had consumed them recently.
Detectives from the BCI Narcotics Division assisted in the investigation and two search and seizure warrants were executed at residences in Leonardtown, St. Mary's County, Maryland. A large number of Methadose pills were recovered and the suspects responsible for selling the pills to the victim were identified.
On April 18th, 2005 the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner performed an Autopsy on the victim and the final report listed the Cause of Death as "Methadone Intoxication".
Bruce Lynn Wilmeth (50 years of age) of Leonardtown, MD was arrested by detectives on May 27th, 2005 and Donald James Morrison (38 years of age) of Leonardtown, MD was arrested on May 30th, 2005. Both were charged with 2nd Degree Murder (Depraved Heart), Involuntary Manslaughter, Reckless Endangerment, and Distribution of Methadone. An arrest warrant has been issued for a 3rd suspect.
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.