St. Mary's County BCI Narcotics Arrests

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 25, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) Narcotics Division recently released the following incident and arrest reports. Detectives, assisted by emergency services teams from the St. Mary's and Calvert County sheriff's offices, the United States Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, and Vice Narcotics Support Team members conducted an operation that lasted for three days. Police say the operation closed several investigations and that had been going on for months.

The following are summaries of the some of the arrests as reported by BCI.

POSSESSION OF COCAINE, MARIJUANA: A search and seizure warrant was executed on a Lexington Park residence. Once inside detectives observed evidence that a marijuana grow operation had previously taken place there. A search of the home revealed cocaine and marijuana. Kevin DeWayne Greene, 44 of Lexington Park, was charged with possession of marijuana and related paraphernalia. Sheila Marie Hardesty, 46 of Lexington Park, was charged with possession of cocaine and related paraphernalia and possession of marijuana and related paraphernalia. Additional charges are pending a State's Attorney's Office review.

DRUG RAID: Vice Narcotics detectives applied for and received a search and seizure warrant on a home in Hollywood. The investigation was related to cocaine sales connected to the home. Inside the home detectives recovered nearly $1,000 in cash, two sawed off shotguns with the serial numbers obliterated, a handgun and about $1,000 in cocaine. A small amount of marijuana as well as a cocaine covered digital scale was retrieved. The suspect's Chevrolet Suburban (Valued at $10,000.00) was seized. Woody Nathaniel Ward, 32 of Hollywood, was arrested and charged accordingly. Numerous additional charges are pending a review with the State's Attorney.

DRUG RAID: Two search warrants were executed in the Lexington Park neighborhood known as Colony Square. The search warrants were executed simultaneously due to the close proximity of the targets. In the first warrant, Christopher Dwain Harrod, 24 of Lexington Park, was arrested on five open indictments. Vice Narcotics detectives have been making purchases of both cocaine and marijuana from Harrod. He additionally had charges related to possession of firearms while trafficking narcotics. Approximately $250 worth of marijuana was recovered from the home. Also arrested was suspect Harrod's girlfriend, Heather Ann Rose, 24 of Leonardtown. She was charged with conspiring with Harrod to distribute cocaine. Her vehicle, a Honda Civic valued at $2,500, was seized.

DRUG RAID: In the same area another search and seizure warrant was executed. Inside that home was the target, William Joseph Leo Brown, age 30. He was arrested on warrants after detectives indicted him for several felony distribution charges including distribution of cocaine and distribution of Oxycodone. Cocaine and currency was seized from the home.

INDICTMENT ARREST: Adam Thomas Herbert, 20 of California, was arrested on an open Grand Jury indictment. Detectives made numerous purchases of marijuana from Suspect Herbert. He is currently being held without bond.

50 MARIJUANA PLANTS SIEZED: A search warrant was conducted on a Callaway residence that was being rented by Kenneth Aloysius Hall, age 35. Once inside, detectives recovered more than 50 marijuana plants valued at over $50,000. Suspect Hall was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute and Manufacturing Marijuana.

DISTRIBUTION OF COCAINE: Detectives received information related to Jerome Antonio Herbert, a/k/a "Rome," 22 of Mechanicsville, selling cocaine in the Callaway area. As the investigation progressed detectives were able to make several purchases of cocaine from the suspect. He was charged with three counts of distribution of cocaine and other related drug charges.

INDICTMENT ARREST: On May 22, 2008 detectives executed a search and seizure warrant on a home in Hollywood. Inside was a large quantity of marijuana that was being cultivated. The Suspect, Warren Albert Pilkerton, age 32, fled the area and avoided apprehension. On May 21, 2009 he was located and arrested by Hagerstown Police Department on the open Grand Jury indictment. He has been returned to St. Mary's County where he was originally place on a No Bond status.

INDICTMENT ARREST: Jackson Francis Russell, 55 of Mechanicsville, had been previously arrested for charges related to manufacturing marijuana. He was indicted by the Grand Jury with additional charges of "Maintaining a Common Nuisance" and "Possession of a Firearm by a convicted Felon."

ARREST FOR POSSESSION OF OXYCODONE: John Bernard Quade, Jr., a/k/a "JB," 32 of California, was arrested related to his possession of Oxycodone with the intent to distribute. The charges stem from two separate incidents.

ARREST ON WARRANT: Joseph William Adams , 18 of California, a/k/a "Little Joe Joe" was arrested after detectives obtained an arrest warrant through the Grand Jury. Detectives purchased marijuana from Adams in the California area.

INDICTMENT ARREST: Gregory Martese Colbert, 23 of Fort Washington, was indicted after detectives made purchases of cocaine from him. He is currently out on bail from other drug distribution charges. Support team deputies also recovered cocaine and marijuana in the suspect's possession when he was arrested. Additional charges are pending a State's Attorney's Office review.

INDICTMENT ARREST: Kimberly Monique Taylor, 31 of Lexington Park, was arrested on an open indictment. The indictment was obtained after undercover purchases of cocaine were made by detectives.

WARRANT ARREST: Detectives received information that John Edward Nunley, a/k/a "Snowman," 33 of Tall Timbers, was distributing marijuana in the Piney Point and Tall Timbers area. Undercover purchases of marijuana were made from Nunley. The cases were reviewed by the State's Attorney and presented to the Grand Jury. As a result of that presentation arrest warrants were issued and Nunley was arrested and is incarcerated in the St. Mary's County Detention Center being held without bond.

The BCI Vice Narcotics Division is an investigative team comprised of Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s 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. Mary’s County.

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