St. Mary's County BCI Narcotics Arrests

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (April 10, 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.

GRAND JURY INDICTMENT: Detectives continue to make arrests related to the distribution of illegal substances at a Sandgates business. Michael James Luber, 26, of Great Mills, was arrested by Vice Narcotics on an open grand jury indictment. The indictment charges that Luber possessed, conspired, and distributed prescription medication. The cases will continue to be reviewed by State's Attorney Richard D. Fritz to determine if additional arrests will take place. Luber is currently awaiting a bond review and is in a no bond status.

MANUFACTURE OF MARIJUANA: Nicholas Alexander Stubbs, 20, of Lexington Park, turned himself in after Vice Narcotics attempted to locate him at his home. Stubbs was indicted by detectives after a State's Attorney review of the facts surrounding his alleged manufacturing of marijuana. Stubbs was apprehended when he arrived to tend to his marijuana plants.

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: Joseph Darnell Ransom Jr., 42, of Mechanicsville, was charged with possession of marijuana through the District Court. Ransom was found to be in possession of marijuana while present during a search warrant being executed on a residence. He is awaiting a preliminary hearing in the District Court.

POSSESSION OF OXYCONTIN: Detectives observed John Bernard Quade, 32, of California, Md. in a business parking lot make contact with two other men. A transaction took place and detectives conducted a stop on the suspect. A search revealed ten Oxycontin pills valued at $400. Quade was arrested and his vehicle was seized. The vehicle is a 1997 BMW valued at $7,500. Additional charges are pending a State's Attorney review.

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