LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Feb. 20, 2008)—The so-called war on drugs continues in St. Mary's County as police arrest six on drug-related charges.
After an investigation that police say lasted nearly two months, detectives from the St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) Vice Narcotics Division, assisted by the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Team and K-9 Officers, executed a search and seizure warrant on the residence of Ryan Duke Aud, 21, of Lexington Park. The raid occurred on Friday, Feb. 15.
Police say they found approximately $200 worth of marijuana, which was packaged for distribution, digital scales, and more than $2,000 in cash. Aud was arrested and charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of marijuana and related smoking devices.
Police say they also conducted an operation outside the home the day before and made four arrests after drug purchases had been made.
Those arrested include:
A 17-year-old juvenile male on possession of several ecstasy pills;
James Allen Stone, 20, of Park Hall, on possession of marijuana;
Glenn-Michael Allen Gilley, a/k/a "Gilley," 19, of Lexington Park, on possession of an ecstasy pill; and
Jonathan Frederick Kuehl, 18, of Callaway, on possession of marijuana.
A fifth person, Roger Lee Sexton, 55, of Great Mills, was also arrested while in the area of the operation.
Sexton was wanted on an open grand jury indictment for distribution of a dangerous substance. That indictment was obtained by St. Mary's County vice narcotics detectives.
In an unrelated drug investigation, Bobbie Lee Coontz, 22, of Lexington Park was arrested for manufacturing marijuana at his Lexington Park home. Police say he was cultivating a small amount of marijuana.