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St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Dec. 25, 2008) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday released the following incident and arrest reports.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: On December 23, 2008 Deputy W. Watters responded to the Pegg Road Shell Station in Lexington Park for a report of a controlled dangerous substance violation. Undercover Detective M. Labonowski observed two individuals, who were seated in a vehicle, roll a handmade marijuana cigarette. The individuals were identified as John Christopher Derrow, 33, of no fixed address, and Joseph Manning Milburn, Jr., 31, of Lexington Park. Deputy Watters approached Derrow and Milburn, identified himself and conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle. The search resulted in locating a metal smoking device containing suspected marijuana and three partially burnt marijuana cigarettes. Both Derrow and Milburn were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana) and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: On December 24, 2008 at approximately 2:35 a.m., Deputy S. Ruest was conducting a premise check of Millison Plaza in Lexington Park when he observed a suspicious vehicle parked to the rear of the businesses which were closed. The vehicle was occupied and running. Deputy Ruest investigated and discovered Brice Anthony Doering, 18, of California, seated in the vehicle. Deputy Ruest could smell a strong odor of burnt marijuana. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed a metal and wood pipe containing suspected marijuana as well as an Advil container containing suspected marijuana. Brice Doering was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana) and possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.

Underage Alcohol Control Enforcement

On Dec. 21 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Senior Deputies First Class Emory Johnson and Andrew Holton, along with a 19 year-old confidential informant, conducted a an under age controlled buy for alcohol at 24 establishments in St. Mary's County.

Twenty-two of the twenty-four establishments visited passed the check and did not sell alcohol to the under aged informant. Two of the twenty-four establishments visited failed the check and sold an alcoholic beverage to a person known to be under twenty one.

The establishments which passed the check and did not sell to the under age informant were: Russell's Store, WJ Dent and Sons, Piney Point Market, Abell's Store, Bob's Sunoco, Beacon Liquors, Brass Rail, Friendly Bar, St. Mary's Fine Wine and Spirits, Stop N Shop, International Beverage, Prices Quality Liquors, County Liquor, Canopy Liquors, Cooks Liquors in Park Hall, St. Inigoes Mini Mart, Raleys Town and Country Market, Courtney's Restaraunt, Buzzy's Country Store, Country Store in Medley's Neck, Center Liquors and Market Place Fine Wine and Spirits.

The establishments which failed the check were: Discount Liquors in Lexington Park and Buffalo Wings and Beer in Leonardtown.

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