Numerous Drug, Alcohol-Related Arrests in St. Mary's County - Southern Maryland Headline News

Numerous Drug, Alcohol-Related Arrests in St. Mary's County


LEONARDTOWN, Md. - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports related to drugs and alcohol.

Alonzo Tyer Preston (Age 33 of Mechanicsville) was arrested on an open warrant by Deputy Margaret Smolarsky. The warrant was a St. Mary's Count Grand Jury Indictment for Possession of Cocaine and Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute. The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Investigations Narcotics Division.

Deputy William White conducted a vehicle stop in California, Maryland and identified the operator of the vehicle as a 15 year old female from Patuxent River, Maryland. The female was arrested with Driving While Intoxicated and various other citations before being processed and released to await a hearing in the Juvenile Court. A second female was also arrested for possession of marijuana. The second suspect was a 16 year old female from Ridge, Maryland.

Deputy Jason Graves conducted a vehicle stop on Baptist Church Road and identified the operator of the vehicle as Matthew Boyd McDonald (Age 25 of Mechanicsville). Suspect McDonald was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.

Off Duty Deputy Lieutenant Daniel D. Alioto conducted a vehicle stop in the Valley Lee area of St. Mary's County. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Jeffrey Brian Koenig (Age 33 of Hollywood, Md). Suspect Koenig was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and other violations to include violation of an alcohol restriction and violation of the inter-lock program. It was suspect Koenig's third arrest for DWI. A search incident to arrest revealed a large quantity of marijuana and a smoking device. Charges were completed by Deputy Mumper.

Deputy Timothy White conducted a vehicle stop in the Leonardtown area and identified the operator of the vehicle as David James Abell (Age 29 of Leonardtown). Suspect Abell was found to be in possession of marijuana and a marijuana smoking device.

Neomi Santos Lopez (Age 29 of Lexington Park) and Brett Allan Lopez-Robinson (Age 29 of Lexington Park) were arrested on an open Grand Jury Indictments for Possession of Heroin and Possession of Heroin with the intent to distribute. The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Investigations Narcotics Unit and the warrant was served by Deputy William Rishel.

Off duty Deputy Lieutenant Daniel D. Alioto conducted a traffic stop in the Great Mills area on a vehicle that was operating without headlights on. It was found that the operator of the vehicle, Felix Claudio was operating the motor vehicle while intoxicated and without a license. He was arrested and the charging process was conducted by Deputy Douglas Harris.

Deputy David Cowan responded to the reported disturbance in a Leonardtown neighborhood. Upon arrival he encountered an intoxicated female later identified as Shenandoah Dornell Benton (Age 30 of Leonardtown). Suspect Benton had bit another female in the face and that victim refused to pursue charges. Suspect Benton acted disorderly and failed numerous times to cease those actions after being warned by Deputy Cowan to do so. She was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct.

Deputy Harold Young responded to a local pharmacy and located suspect Anthony Guy Cundiff (Age 39 of Great Mills) inside the store. Deputy Young found that Suspect Cundiff had submitted a fraudulent prescription for filling. He was arrested and charged with Prescription Fraud.

Deputy Robert Merritt responded to a Lexington Park residence for the reported domestic assault in progress. Upon arrival Suspect Sherri Myong Debevoise (Age 25 of Lexington Park) refused to allow access to the other party involved in the domestic dispute. She was warned several times that she was hindering the investigation and Deputy Merritt advised her she was under arrest. Suspect Debevoise resisted and Deputy Merritt, with assistance of Maryland State Police Trooper Thomas Quade, placed the intoxicated suspect in custody.

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