Drug Arrests in St. Mary's County

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (January 19, 2011)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office recently released the following drug related arrest reports.

DRUG ARREST: On December 31, 2010 Deputy First Class Graves was patrolling Potomac Way in Charlotte Hall, Maryland when he noticed an occupied vehicle parked at a closed business. Further investigation revealed Jamie Lee Rose Emory, 18 of Tall Timbers, was the operator of the vehicle. As Dfc. Graves was speaking with Emory he noticed a strong odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed a clear plastic baggie containing suspected marijuana and a smoking device containing suspect marijuana residue on Emory's person. Dfc. Graves also recovered a pair of brass knuckles concealed in Emory's clothing. She was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia and possession of a concealed deadly weapon.

DRUG ARREST: On December 31, 2010 Deputy Nielson stopped a truck driven by James Raymond Jones, 38 of Lexington Park, for a traffic violation. As Deputy Nielson was speaking with Jones he noticed Jones displayed signs of intoxication. Jones was offered a standardized field sobriety test and refused. Based on the deputy's observation, Jones was arrested for driving under the influence. A search incident to the arrest revealed Jones was in possession of suspect marijuana. Jones was charged with possession of suspect marijuana.

DRUG ARREST: On January 1, deputies responded to the intersection of Maryland Route 235 and St. Andrews Church Road in California for a report of a possible controlled dangerous substance violation. A description of a suspect vehicle was broadcast. Deputies located the suspect vehicle and identified the driver as Brent Carroll Copeland, 21 of Salisbury, Maryland. As deputies were speaking with Copeland, they smelled an odor of burnt marijuana. Further investigation revealed suspected marijuana concealed in the center console of the vehicle Copeland was operating. Copeland was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.

DRUG ARREST: On January 5, DFC Nelson was conducting a premise check of the park located on Piney Point Road in Piney Point. During the check of the park which was closed, she located an occupied 1995 Ford Truck. Upon contact with the vehicle occupants, DFC Nelson detected an odor of marijuana. Further investigation revealed William D. Johnston, 19, of Mechanicsville, and Colton L. Dunston, 19, of Mechanicsville, were in possession of suspected marijuana and related paraphernalia. Dunston and Johnson were charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were released to the custody of the St. Mary's County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

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