Drug Arrests in So. Maryland

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (November 1, 2011)—The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) Narcotics Division 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.

SEARCH WARRANT LEADS TO ARREST: Vice narcotics detectives received information that James DeShaun Bowman, a/k/a "Shaun," age 31, of Lexington Park, was again distributing cocaine and other illegal substances from his Lexington Park residence. As a result of the investigation, a search and seizure warrant was obtained. The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Team and the Sheriff's Office K-9 unit assisted in the execution of the warrant. Suspect Bowman was found to be in possession of more than $1,000 in Crack Cocaine, nearly 50 Oxycodone pills, ammunition, cash, and other distribution paraphernalia. He was arrested and additional charges are pending.

SEARCH WARRANT LEADS TO ARREST: Vice narcotics detectives received information that Robert Lee McDowney, a/k/a "Dirty," age 36, of Lexington Park, was distributing cocaine. A search and seizure warrant was obtained for his home and cocaine, cash and a cell phone were seized. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges and arrests are pending a review with the State's Attorney.

WARRANT ARREST: Jeb McWade, age 29, of Lexington Park, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Possession with the Intent to Distribute Marijuana. An additional warrant was obtained and served on McWade for felony theft and burglary. He was currently out on his own recognizance for a pending arson charge. He was originally held without bond.

DISTRIBUTION OF COCAINE ARREST: Joseph Allen Milburn, age 23, of Lexington Park, was arrested after a grand jury issued an arrest warrant for Distribution of Cocaine. Undercover purchases of cocaine were made by vice narcotics detectives. He was originally held without bond.

SEARCH WARRANT LEADS TO ARREST: Vice narcotics detectives obtained a search and seizure warrant for the home of Richard Lee Marquardt, age 19, of Charlotte Hall, and it was executed with the assistance of the Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Team. Once inside, marijuana, Oxycodone pills, firearms, packaging materials, and stolen street signs were recovered. Marquardt was arrested and additional charges are pending.

Search Warrant Leads to Arrest in Calvert County

Vice narcotics detectives began an investigation into Regan Muse Simpson, age 29, of Great Mills, and her alleged distribution of heroin. The investigation led to a search and seizure warrant being obtained and executed. Ten baggies of heroin were recovered with a street value of $500 and a 2006 Honda Civic was seized.

As the warrants were being executed in St. Mary's County, information was received that the suspect and her boyfriend were selling heroin out of a hotel in Calvert County. Detectives from St. Mary's and Calvert County worked together and a warrant was obtained and executed on the suspect's room.

Simpson's boyfriend, Daemon Scott Robertson, age 27, of Great Mills, attempted to enter the room while, unbeknownst to him, the detectives were inside. He was taken into custody and processed by Calvert County detectives.

Seized from the room were 18 baggies (street value more than $1,000) of heroin, more than 3 grams of heroin (valued at more than $300), a laptop computer, several cell phones, and numerous pieces of jewelry (the items appear to have been traded for drugs). The information related to the jewelry will be shared with surrounding jurisdictions in an attempt to locate the rightful owner.

St. Mary's and Calvert detectives will continue to work together regarding other criminal activity performed by the two suspects. Additional charges are pending against both individuals. Suspect Robertson is currently on parole with more than 12 years of "Back up time."

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