Drug Arrests in St. Mary's County

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (October 3, 2012)—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.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Jeremy Sherman Perry, 26 of Washington, DC was indicted for his role in a Human Trafficking case. Suspect Perry and a co-defendant conspired to have a juvenile begin to prostitute for him. Suspect Perry was arrested in Washington D.C. and extradited back to face his charges.

COCAINE: Detectives indicted Joseph Jeremiah Reed, 31 of Waldorf, on drug charges that included Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine. He was originally held without bond.

OXYCODONE: Philip Anthony D'Agostino, 36 of St. Leonard, was indicted by detectives and arrested for Possession of Oxycodone with the Intent to Distribute.

MARIJUANA: Javon Lawrence Warrick, 25 of Callaway, was indicted by detectives and arrest for Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute. He was originally held without bond.

CONTRABAND IN COURT: Detectives and correctional staff began to work together after an inmate began exhibiting signs she was under the influence of some type of narcotic upon her return from court. The inmate was subjected to a urinalysis test which confirmed she was under the influence of Oxycodone even though she had been incarcerated since the month of June. During the investigation it was revealed that Suspect Marsha Charlene Wilkerson, 35 of Brandywine, was detained on an open warrant while she was in court. Suspect Wilkerson and the female inmate were confined to the same room while waiting for court to adjourn. While the two waited together, Suspect Wilkerson gave the female inmate a quantity of prescription medication which she ingested. As a result of the investigation, detectives obtained a search and seizure warrant for Suspect Wilkerson's person as it a believed she was hiding additional controlled substances on her person. Recovered were 22 Oxycodone, 4 Morphine pills, 3.5 Methadone pills and 10.5 Alprazolam pills. Suspect Wilkerson was charged and additional charges are pending against her and the inmate after a State's Attorney review.

HEROIN OVERDOSE: Steffen Monger, 22 of California, was indicted after he was found to have provided heroin to female that overdosed. The female survived and Suspect Monger was charged with distribution of heroin and reckless endangerment. He was already incarcerated on related charges.

OXYCODONE: Craig Wesley Norton, 41 of Lexington Park, was indicted by detectives for Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone and Distribution of Oxycodone. He was originally held without bond.

JAIL CONTRABAND: Charles Anthony Gegor, 35, and Michelle Dawn O'Dell, 37, were indicted for conspiring to introduce illegally obtained prescription medication into the detention center; both are currently incarcerated on related charges.

HEROIN, COCAINE: Arrest warrants were obtained against Johnson Randolph Beckwith, 28, and James Thomas Jones, 39. Suspect Beckwith was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin and Suspect Jones was charged with Distribution of Oxycodone. Both are currently incarcerated in the Department of Corrections for Parole Violations.

COCAINE: James Roy Chase, 62 of Mechanicsville, was charged with possession of cocaine and related smoking device related to a search and seizure warrant execution on his home.

Disclaimer: In the U.S.A., all persons accused of a crime by the State are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presumption_of_innocence. Additionally, all of the information provided above is solely from the perspective of the respective law enforcement agency and does not provide any direct input from the accused or persons otherwise mentioned.

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