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St. Mary's County BCI Narcotics Arrests

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (June 21, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) Narcotics Division rcently released the following incident and arrest reports.

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: Detectives received information about drug activity at two related residences, one in Hollywood and the other in Lexington Park. As the investigation continued, search and seizure warrants were obtained for both homes. Suspects Christopher John Anthony, age 23 of Hollywood, and Amber Renee Kellis, age 24 of Lexington Park, were arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana. Additional charges are pending. The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Team assisted in the execution of the warrants.

EXTRADITION FROM GEORGIA: Detectives identified a group of individuals that were distributing cocaine in the Callaway and Piney Point area. Two suspects have already been arrested. The third suspect Joseph Cornell Young, age 35, a/k/a "Joe Joe," was indicted at the conclusion of a drug investigation related to him. After the other two suspects were arrested, Suspect Young fled to the State of Georgia. Detectives began tracking Young and requested assistance from the United State Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. The investigation continued for several weeks before Suspect Young was apprehended by the United States Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force. State's Attorney Richard D. Fritz ordered Suspect Young returned to the State of Maryland to stand trial. The extradition process is now underway.

The BCI 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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