St. Mary's County BCI Narcotics Arrests - Southern Maryland Headline News

St. Mary's County BCI Narcotics Arrests

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (April 1, 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. 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.

ALLEGED DRUG DEALERS ARRESTED: During the summer months of 2008, Vice Narcotics detectives received information that a suspect, not yet charged, was dealing large amounts of marijuana and cocaine through his own drug network. Detectives began an investigation into the criminal activity which concluded recently with search and seizure warrants being executed. Vice Narcotics detectives, patrol deputies, BCI criminal detectives, and the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Team executed the warrants in the Hollywood area. More than $10,000 in marijuana, over $5,000 in cocaine, two firearms, scales and more than $8,000 in property were seized.

Cordvero LaSale Moore, 21, of Lexington Park was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of counterfeit money. Adriene Lydell Hebb, 30, of Hollywood, was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana and related paraphernalia. Additional arrests and charges are expected.

GRAND JURY INDICTMENT ARREST: Cody Tevon Robinson, a/k/a "Cody Barnes," age 28, was arrested on a grand jury indictment after a search warrant on his home in Lexington Park revealed felony amounts of cocaine and marijuana and a handgun. Additional charges are pending. The arrest was made by CSAFE Deputy Robert A. Russell.

ALLEGED COCAINE DISTRIBUTOR ARRESTED: Vice Narcotics detectives began an investigation into the alleged illegal activity associated with Seth Ignatius Lengel, age 22. This investigation began during the months of April and May 2008. Numerous sources identified Lengel as a distributor of cocaine in the Ridge area of St. Mary's County. A search warrant was executed on his home on May 28, 2008, and at that time Lengel fled and avoided apprehension. More than $4,000 worth of cocaine was recovered along with firearms, scales, $2,500 in cash and a police scanner. Lengel has been on the run until his apprehension on March 28, 2009. He is currently being held without bond.

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