St. Mary's County Sheriff's Reports

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Nov. 8, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following incident and arrest reports.

TELEPHONE MISUSE: On November 5, Deputy Matthew Rogers responded to the Super Eight Motel in California for a trespass complaint. The management requested Tami Artice, 39 of Lusby, be removed from the hotel. Ms Artice, who was under the influence of alcohol, was escorted off the property. Ms. Artice called 911 several times following her removal from the Super Eight causing police units to respond for non-emergency situations. Ms. Artice was calling to complain about being removed from the hotel. After the third call for assistance, Deputy Rogers made contact with Ms. Artice who moved to the La Quinta Inn in California where it was explained to her that any additional calls to 911 for a non-emergency would result in her arrest for telephone misuse. Shortly after deputy Rogers left, Ms. Artice called 911 two additional times for non-emergencies. Deputy Rogers returned to the La Quinta Inn and arrested Ms. Artice, charged her with telephone misuse, and released her to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

ARREST FOR ILLEGAL PERCOCET: St. Mary's County Vice Narcotics detectives began an investigation into the distribution of prescription medication in a Lexington Park neighborhood. The target of the investigation emerged as Craig Wesley Norton, age 38. A search and seizure warrant was obtained for Norton's home. Detectives were assisted by the St. Mary's County Emergency Services Team. Once inside, detectives located 160 Percocet pills. Suspect Norton was arrested and additional charges are pending a State's Attorney's Office review.

ARREST FOR ILLEGAL DRUG DIDTRIBUTION: Vice Narcotics detectives identified suspect Adriene Lydell Hebb, age 31 of Leonardtown, as a distributor of cocaine. A search and seizure warrant was obtained and executed by the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Team. The residence, located in Hollywood, was a distribution point for cocaine. Suspect Hebb was found to have more than $5,000 worth of cocaine as well as marijuana and firearms. Property proceeds were also seized. Suspect Hebb was originally being held on a No Bond status.

FAKE COCAINE DISTRIBUTION: During an undercover operation Vice Narcotics detectives encountered Emmanuel Ezmon Fagon, age 31 of Bowie. Suspect Fagon had a large quantity of a substance he was trying to sell as cocaine. It was determined that the substance was not cocaine. Suspect Fagon was charged with Possession of Fake with the Intent to Distribute.

ARREST ON COCAINE DISTRO INDICTMENT: Garrick Malik Johnson, age 20 of Lexington Park, was arrested on an open grand jury indictment for Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine and Distribution of Cocaine. Vice Narcotics detectives identified suspect Johnson as a cocaine distributor and purchases of cocaine were made.

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