Drug Arrests in St. Mary's County - Southern Maryland Headline News

Drug Arrests in St. Mary's County


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (October 7, 2010)—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.

Monica Dianne Guyton, 20, of Mechanicsville, Md. (Arrest photo)DISTRIBUTION OF OXYCODONE: Monica Dianne Guyton, 20, of Mechanicsville, was identified by detectives as a distributor of prescription medication. As the investigation into her possible criminal activity progressed, undercover purchases of Oxycodone were made. After a case review by the State's Attorney and presentation to the St. Mary's County Grand Jury, arrest warrants were issued. Suspect Guyton was originally held in a No Bond status.

Eric Lee Robinson, 24, of Callaway, Md. (Arrest photo)DISTRIBUTION OF OXYCODONE, VIOLATION OF PROBATION: Eric Lee Robinson, 24, of Callaway, was indicted by detectives after undercover purchases of cocaine were conducted. A search warrant was conducted and Suspect Robinson was found to be in possession of Oxycodone in an amount that indicated his intent to distribute. He was arrested and an additional Violation of Probation warrant was served on him. He was convicted of Second Degree Rape and violated his conditions of release. Additional charges are pending.

Deandre Terille Taylor, 21, of Bushwood, Md. (Arrest photo)DISTRIBUTION OF COCAINE: Deandre Terille Taylor, 21, of Bushwood, pictured at left, was identified through investigations as conducting sales of cocaine in the Lexington Park area. Undercover purchases revealed that he both distributed and conspired to distribute cocaine. He was indicted and arrested. Additional charges are pending.

Jeffrey Donald Hephner, 30, of Leonardtown, Md. (Arrest photo)DISTRIBUTION OF OXYCODONE: Jeffrey Donald Hephner, 30, of Leonardtown, pictured at left, was identified as a distributor of prescription medications. While conducting the investigations, undercover purchases of Oxycodone were made from Suspect Hephner which led to his subsequent indictment. He was arrested and originally held without bond.

DISTRIBUTION OF OXYCODONE: Kathy Lea Reed, 21, of Mechanicsville, was arrested and charged on numerous indictments related to undercover purchases of prescription medication, namely Oxycodone. She was charged with multiple counts of distribution and conspiring to distribute the controlled pills. She was originally held without bond.

COLONY SQUARE NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP: During the summer months of 2010, the sheriff's office received information through various sources that there was an increase in criminal activity in the Colony Square neighborhood of Lexington Park. The information was obtained through COMPSTAT, patrol deputies, and citizens that live in and around the area. As the information continued to flow in, Vice Narcotics detectives began to identify possible distributors of controlled substances. Undercover purchases of cocaine, marijuana, and prescription medication were made from several locations within the neighborhood. After a review with the State's Attorney and presentation to the St. Mary's County Grand Jury, several indictments were handed down. Additional indictments are expected. On October 7, emergency services teams from the St. Mary's and Calvert County sheriff's offices, federal agents from NCIS, the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Vice Narcotics Support Team, the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Corrections Division, and members of the DEA Task Force Group 34, executed several search and seizure warrants and arrested most of the wanted suspects, including the following.

The following people were arrested after being indicted for selling illegal drugs in the Colony Square neighborhood of Lexington Park.
Marcus Tyrek Chase, age 25, was arrested for Distribution of Cocaine.
Keon William Sanders, age 22, was arrested for Distribution of Cocaine.
Kirk Ramsey Morgan, Jr., age 22, was arrested for Distribution of Cocaine.
Duane Cornelius Mason, age 22, was arrested for Distribution of Marijuana.
Chris Ricardo Colbert, Jr., age 25, was arrested for Distribution of Cocaine.
Dawn Marie Rice, age 34, was arrested for prescription drug violations and additional charges are pending against her.
Shileka Janella Smith, age 22, was a resident of one of the homes where a search and seizure warrant was executed. She refused to cooperate and while being placed in custody, she resisted arrested. Controlled substances, packaging material, a firearm, and scales were recovered from her home. Additional charges are pending.
A male suspect associated with Suspect Smith has been identified as Antonio Wendell Chase, age 24. Suspect Chase has been indicted and currently is wanted on felony charges. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call crime solvers at 301-475-3333 for a possible cash reward.

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