War-On-Drugs in St. Mary's Sees Several Sent to Jail for Distribution - Southern Maryland Headline News

War-On-Drugs in St. Mary's Sees Several Sent to Jail for Distribution


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 08, 2008)—The so-called war on drugs in St. Mary's County has resulted in several persons being sentenced to lengthy jail terms for distribution of illegal drugs such as cocaine and marijuana.

The St. Mary's County State's Attorney and the St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) Vice Narcotics Division today jointly announced the disposition of several recent drug prosecutions as follows:

-- Michael Anthony Reed Sr. was sentenced to twenty years to the Department of Corrections for distribution of cocaine.

-- Chad Cameron Gass was sentenced to five years to the Department of Corrections for distribution of cocaine. That charge will run consecutive to any other sentence.

-- Thomas Evans pled guilty to possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute and a related handgun violation. He is a subsequent offender and is awaiting sentencing.

-- Skylar Sanders was convicted of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute and a handgun violation. He is a subsequent offender and is currently awaiting sentencing.

-- Daniel Alan Faucette was sentenced to eighteen months in the St. Mary's County Detention Center for conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

-- Christopher Somers Ireland was sentenced to three years to the Department of Corrections, suspended to 18 months at the St. Mary's County Detention Center.

-- John Edward Colleary pled guilty to possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute. He is a subsequent offender and is awaiting sentencing.

-- Timothy Wayne Brooks was found guilty of distribution of cocaine in one case and pled guilty to a second indictment for possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute. His State guidelines are 18-24 years in prison.

-- John Columbus Courtney pled guilty to possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute and is a subsequent offender. He is awaiting sentencing.

In the press release officials stated, "Vice Narcotics Detectives and the St. Mary's County State's Attorney's Office will continue to work together in the pursuit of arresting and prosecuting drug traffickers in St. Mary's County."

Police ask anyone with information related to drug trafficking to contact the BCI Vice Narcotics Division at 301-862-9480.

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