LEONARDTOWN, Md. (March 11, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) today released the following incident and arrest reports. BCI is an investigative team comprised of detectives from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police, Leonardtown Barrack. The unit was established on July 1, 2003 and is based in Leonardtown.
SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE: On March 11, 2009 at approximately 6:40 a.m. deputies responded to the Dash-In convenience store at the intersection of Route 5 and Maypole Road in Leonardtown for a report of a threat. Investigation revealed two suspicious packages were dropped off at the business by a male who was later identified. As a precaution, the business was closed and the surrounding area secured. BCI detectives, along with officers from the Maryland State Fire Marshal, responded to the scene. The State Fire Marshal's Office Bomb Squad was called to the scene and rendered both packages safe. Further examination of the packages determined neither package to be an explosive device. The suspect was located and taken into custody. The investigation is continuing and charges are pending.
SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY: On March 9 the sheriff's office was notified of a Lexington Park woman who was flown to Prince George's Hospital for an injury which occurred on March 8 as a result of a sexual act involving the use of a reciprocating saw. The original 911 call was dispatched as a medical emergency. BCI detectives conducted an investigation which determined the injury was a result of a consensual act between two parties and no crime was committed.
COCAINE DISTRIBUTION: Vice Narcotics detectives began an investigation related to Joseph Earl Bush, 35, of Lexington Park, and his distribution of cocaine. Undercover purchases of cocaine were made from Bush. The cases were reviewed by State's Attorney Richard D. Fritz and presented to the grand jury for St. Mary's County, which resulted in an arrest warrant being issued. A search and seizure warrant was executed on Bush's residence. Bush and James Andrew Stewart, a/k/a "Jaime," 27, were both arrested. Almost $700 worth of cocaine was recovered as well as more than $1,600 in cash.
POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, HANDGUN: A search and seizure warrant was served on a Lexington Park residence suspected of dealing marijuana. The search revealed a quantity of marijuana and a handgun. Anthony Buck, 20, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor possession and additional charges are pending a State's Attorney's review.
POSSESSION OF COCAINE: Vashon Lemar Hayden, 25, was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine. During the execution of a search warrant of his body a quantity of cocaine was found to be secreted in his body. The amount of cocaine recovered indicated intent to distribute. Hayden has a long criminal history and has numerous years of "back up time" pending. He is being held without bond.
COCAINE POSSESSION WARRANT: Garrick Malik Johnson, 20, of No Fixed Address, turned himself in to Sheriff's Deputies on an open Vice Narcotics warrant related to cocaine possession.
POSSESSION OF COCAINE: Kimberly Marie Pasch, 42, of Leonardtown, was indicted by Vice Narcotics detectives for possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute and conspiring to distribute with another to distribute cocaine. She was being held originally without bond.