LEONARDTOWN, Md. (March 23, 2009) - The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) Narcotics Division today released the following incident and arrest reports. The Division is an investigative team comprised of Detectives from the St. Marys County Sheriffs 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. Marys County.
ALLEGED DRUG DEALING: As the investigation into drug dealing at a Sandgates business continues, Dale William Poe, Jr., 20, of Mechanicsville, was indicted for several drug related charges. Suspect Poe distributed cocaine and conspired to deal cocaine with a third party. Vice Narcotics detectives reviewed the cases with State's Attorney Richard D. Fritz and subsequently presented it to the St. Mary's County Grand Jury. A warrant was issued and Suspect Poe, Jr. is currently being held without bail.
Suspect Sherry Ann Hutson was previously indicted by Vice Narcotics detectives on charges of distribution of prescription medications at the same Sandgates location. She was arrested March 23, 2009 by Sheriff's Office Patrol Deputy John Logalbo. The new indictment charges that she dealt the prescription medication "Hydrocodone" at a Hollywood business.
Additional arrests are expected.