LEONARDTOWN, Md. (May 11, 2010) - The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office today released the following incident and arrest reports.
DISTRIBUTION OF COCAINE: Joseph Earl Bush, 37 of Lexington Park, was indicted by Vice Narcotics detectives and subsequently arrested. Suspect Bush was charged with Distribution of Cocaine and Conspiring to Distribute Cocaine. He is currently being held without bond awaiting a hearing in the Circuit Court.
CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE VIOLATION: On May 7, DFC Cathcart responded to the St. Mary's County Detention Center for a report of a controlled dangerous substance violation. Investigation revealed Kevin Bryan Wright, 25 of California, reported to the detention center to begin serving his court ordered sentence. Per detention center intake and booking policy, Wright was searched. As a result of the search, Correctional Officer Krum discovered a controlled dangerous substance (Ambien) concealed on Wright's person. Wright was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a controlled dangerous substance while confined in a place of confinement.
CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE VIOLATION: On May 8, at approximately 8:50 p.m. Deputy Kampf was on patrol in the Golden Beach area of Mechanicsville when he observed two vehicles parked in the entrance of Small Beach Park. The parks area of Golden Beach close at sunset and trespassing is prohibited. As Deputy Kampf was approaching the vehicles to investigate, he observed a clear plastic baggie contain suspected marijuana in the center console of one of the parked vehicles. Stephen Eric Gross, 19 of Mechanicsville, was the owner of the vehicle. Gross was arrested for possession of a controlled dangerous substance, marijuana. Search incident to the arrest revealed a smoking device used to consume controlled dangerous substances. Gross was also charged with possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.
STALKING: On May 9, DFC Ruest responded to the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) in Lexington Park for a report of a disturbance. Investigation revealed Donald Wayne Norris, 23 of no fixed address, had been harassing an employee of the establishment. Norris had been in a relationship with the employee/victim which had ended. The victim's currently boyfriend witnessed Norris damage the victim's vehicle which was parked in the parking lot of IHOP. Norris initially fled the scene but then return shortly after DFC Ruest arrived on the scene. Further investigation revealed over the last three to four months Norris has repeatedly calling the victim's cell phone to harass her. The victim told Norris numerous times to stop calling but Norris refused. Norris was also leaving threatening messages on the victim's cell phone stating he was going to kill her and her current boyfriend. Norris has also been showing up at the victim's place of employment. The victim told DFC Ruest she was scared of Norris. Norris was arrested and charged with stalking, telephone misuse, harassment and destruction of property.