LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Jan. 9, 2008)—Beginning December 19 and continuing into the weekend of December 21, the St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) Vice Narcotics Division conducted an enforcement initiative. Police say their goal was to execute several search and seizure warrants on key felony drug suspects, conduct operations at known drug meeting locations, and serve outstanding Felony Grand Jury Indictments.
Detectives were assisted throughout the weekend-long operation by the St. Mary's County Emergency Services Team, Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit, and members of the Vice Narcotics Support Team from the Sheriff's Office and State Police.
Summaries of the various operations appear below as reported by police.
Detectives conducted operations at a know drug dealing meeting location. A drug deal was observed and a vehicle stop was conducted. Inside the vehicle detectives identified two suspects as David Andrew Spears Jr. (Age 19 of Hollywood, Md.) and Andrew Allen Klock (Age 21 of Leonardtown, Md.). Spears was arrested on an open warrant for Assault Second Degree. A search incident to that arrest revealed a quantity of marijuana. Klock was found to be in possession of more than $700.00 worth of Cocaine. Both were arrested and charged accordingly.
A search and seizure warrant was executed on a residence on Pegg's Lane after an investigation revealed that there was marijuana being sold from the home. Once inside Detectives located Matthew Jarod Milburn (Age 20 of Hollywood, Md.) He was arrested on an open Grand Jury Warrant for Distribution of Cocaine. George Thomas Young (Age 22 of Callaway, Md.) was arrested and charged with a quantity of marijuana that was located inside the home. He was charged with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute. Gemeka Joyce Richardson (Age 26 of Lexington Park) was arrested for misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. Paul "Tink" Whitlow (Age 30 of Lexington Park) was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana and Unlawful Possession of Prescription Medication (Hydrocodone pills). One shotgun was recovered.
Detectives located Christopher Somers Ireland (Age 24 of Compton, Md.) and arrested him on three open Grand Jury Warrants. Detectives made two large purchases of marijuana from the Suspect. A search and seizure warrant was executed and more than two pounds of marijuana was recovered. He was being held without bond in the St. Mary's County Detention Center. Suspect Ireland has 16 years of "back up time" related to a previous Arson conviction.
Detectives served an outstanding Grand Jury Indictment on Thomas Darnell Evans (Age 27 of No Fixed Address) for Felon in Possession of a Handgun and numerous handgun violations. Evans is currently incarcerated on related drug charges and faces more than eight years of "back up time."
Detectives executed a search and seizure warrant on the home of Calverio Terrill Somerville (aka "Forty") (Age 18 of Lexington Park). Several hundred dollars worth of marijuana was seized as well as nearly $1,000.00 in currency. Somerville was arrested and charged as was a second occupant of the residence, Brittany Janee Mackall (Age 18 of Lexington Park). Both were charged with misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana. Somerville will be facing additional charges after a State's Attorney's Office and Grand Jury review. A third suspect, George Patrick Holt (Age 41 of Lexington Park) was charged with Possession of Cocaine and a related smoking device.
A Search and Seizure Warrant was executed on a home in the Lexington Park area. Marijuana and a large amount of currency was seized, but the suspect is still at large. Charges are pending.
Detectives served an outstanding Grand Jury Indictment on Daniel Alan Faucette (Age 22 of Waldorf) The warrant was for Possession of Marijuana and Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana. A vehicle was also seized in conjunction with this case.
Timothy Ignatius Brooks (Age 41 of Lexington Park) was arrested during a CSafe Warrant Sweep. The warrant was related to a Grand Jury Indictment secured by Vice Narcotics Detectives for Felony Possession of Cocaine.
A Search and Seizure Warrant was executed on a Lexington Park home for the second time in the last few weeks. The home of Monique Lakeisha Davis was searched and detectives located a State-funded credit card (Independence Card) in another subject's name. Trading these State of Maryland Assistance Credit Cards for drugs is becoming a widespread problem. At least two purchases were made by Suspect Davis totaling about $100.00. She was charged with Credit Card Fraud, Theft and Theft Scheme.
Suspect Calvin Matthew Douglas (Age 22 of Lexington Park) was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana.
Ivan Maurice Thomas (Age 19 of California, Md.) was charged on a Criminal Summons for Possession of Marijuana. The drugs were located during a previous Search Warrant execution about two weeks ago of his home.
Deputies responded to the A&E Motel for a reported "Check the Welfare" call. Once on the scene it was determined that there was a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) violation taking place. This led to Detectives from the BCI Vice Narcotics Division being called for assistance. Deputies and detectives located approximately eleven pounds of marijuana, 21 baggies of "black tar" heroine and an abundance of related paraphernalia. Stuart W. Miskimon (Age 58 of Texas) was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Heroine. Additional charges are pending a State's Attorney's Office and Grand Jury review.
During this operation more than $20,000.00 in various illegal drugs were seized, nearly $3,000.00 in cash, one firearm and one vehicle valued at about $4,500.00.