LEONARDTOWN, Md. (November 10, 2007) - The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) Narcotics Division yesterday released the following incident and arrest reports. The Division is an investigative team comprised of Detectives from the St. Marys County Sheriffs Office, Maryland State Police Drug Enforcement Division and Federal Drug Agents (HIDTA Group 34). The Division was established on September 1st, 2007 and is based in St. Marys County, Maryland.
Vice Narcotics Detectives executed a Search and Seizure warrant on the body, home and vehicle of Marcus Anthony Mills, 21, of Lexington Park. More than $2,000 worth of crack cocaine was seized along with $40.00 worth of marijuana, a vehicle valued at $4,000.00, and nearly $600.00 in cash. He was arrested and charged with the cocaine violation and additional charges are pending a State's Attorney's Office review.
Kenneth Earl Shorter III, 21, of Ridge, was arrested on a Grand Jury indictment for felony drug possession. He was indicted by narcotics detectives and is currently incarcerated in the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an arraignment in the Circuit Court.
Kevin Wendell Barnes, 38, of Lexington Park, was arrested on an open circuit court grand jury indictment for felony drug possession. He was indicted by BCI Vice Narcotics detectives and is currently incarcerated in the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an arraignment in the Circuit Court.
Elmer Jordan Jr., 38, of Lexington Park, was charged for solicitation for prostitution when he arranged a "sex for money" deal with an undercover police officer in Lexington Park. He was charged and is currently awaiting trial in the District Court.
On November 8th, 2007 Detectives from the St. Mary's County BCI Vice Narcotics Division, assisted by St. Mary's County and Calvert County Emergency Services Teams, executed two simultaneous search and seizure warrants. One warrant was on Horseshoe Road and the other on Mayfaire Lane. BCI Vice Narcotics detectives, Maryland State Police, and Charles County Sheriff's Office personnel conducted the searches. While searching, suspect Joseph Isaac Buckler Jr., 52, of Compton, arrived at the Horseshoe Road residence and purchased fake crack cocaine from an undercover officer. He was arrested and charged. A small amount of cocaine was located inside the home and charges are pending a State's Attorney's Office review.