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

Drug Arrests in St. Mary's County

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (November 22, 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.

OXYCODONE DISTRIBUTION: Caludia May Grimm, 22 of Hollywood, and Robert Phillip Thompson Jr., 26 of Hollywood, were both indicted for their roles in distributing Oxycodone.

COCAINE DISTRIBUTION: Leonard Charles Hall Jr., 38 of Great Mills, was indicted after Vice/Narcotics detectives made several undercover purchases of cocaine from him. He was arrested without incident and was originally held without bond.

OXYCODONE DISTRIBUTION: Karen Lynn Jones-Jarboe, 37 of Hollywood, was arrested for Conspiring to Distribute Oxycodone and Unlawful Possession of Lorazepam.

OXYCODONE, PRESCRIPTION FRAUD: Vice/Narcotics detectives, assisted by the St. Mary's County Emergency Services Team and K-9 Deputies, executed a search and seizure warrant on the target of a drug investigation, Byron Donald Green, 31 of Lexington Park. Two handguns, Oxycodone and evidence of prescription fraud were recovered. Suspect Green was arrested and additional charges are pending.

COCAINE AND MARIJUANA POSSESSION: A search warrant that was executed on a Lexington Park residence revealed cocaine and marijuana. Suspect Paul Arthur McGinty, 26, and Paul Solomon Smallwood, 54, were arrested and charged. Additional charges are pending a review with the State's Attorney.

JAIL CONTRABAND: Larry Wayne Adkins, 28, is currently an inmate at the St. Mary's County Detention Center. Suspect Adkins conspired with another inmate that was on work release and a third party to smuggle prescription medication into the jail.

JAIL CONTRABAND: Anita Katherine Emery, 24 of Great Mills, was indicted for her role in attempting to smuggle Oxycodone into the St. Mary's County Detention Center.

MORPHINE DISTRIBUTION: Shane Alan Rodriguez, 31 of Mechanicsville, was indicted after being found in possession of a handgun while trafficking the drug Morphine.

METHAMPHETAMINE MANUFACTURE: Cynthia A. Hutchens, 32 of Mechanicsville, was indicted and subsequently arrested for her part in the manufacturing and conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

HEROINE DISTRIBUTION: Vice/Narcotics detectives identified Brian Christopher Hancock, 39 of Leonardtown, as a distributor of Heroin. After undercover purchases were made, he was indicted and arrested.

OBTAINING OXYCODONE BY FRAUD: Bobbie Jo Tippett, 19 of Great Mills, was charged with Altering and Obtaining Oxycodone by Fraud. She is awaiting a Preliminary Inquiry Date in the District Court.

COCAINE DISTRIBUTION: Darien Marcel Bush, 26 of Leonardtown, was indicted and subsequently arrested after Vice/Narcotics detectives made undercover purchases of cocaine from him. He was originally held without bond.

OXYCODONE POSSESSION: Jeana Elise Ferdig, 25 of Great Mills, was indicted after a package was mailed to her residence. Suspect Ferdig traveled to the State of California and shipped Oxycodone back to her St. Mary's County residence hidden in a box of candy and children's items. She was charged with several violations to include Unlawful Possession of Oxycodone and Possession with the Intent to Distribute Oxycodone.

COCAINE DISTRIBUTION: Leia Andrea Burno, 25 of Brandywine, was indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Possession with the Intent to Distribute Cocaine.

OXYCODONE POSSESSION: Judy Nickole Jones, 28 of Lexington Park, was observed making a drug transaction with another subject. She was stopped and detained which led to the recovery of Oxycodone pills. Additional charges are pending.

MARIJUANA POSSESSION: Eric Javon Thomas, 32 of Lexington Park, was arrested for Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute.

JAIL CONTRABAND: Vice/Narcotics detectives charged Brandi Marie Beckett, 29, and Crystal Lynn Quade, 22, both who are inmates in the St. Mary's County Detention Center for their part in smuggling prescription medication (Methadone) into the secured facility. A third suspect also has related pending charges.

CRACK COCAINE DISTRIBUTION: Lekuarius Clifford Plater, 30 of Lexington Park, was arrested after Vice/Narcotics indicted him through the St. Mary's County Grand Jury. Numerous undercover purchases of Crack cocaine were made over a several month period. Additional charges are pending.

HEROIN DISTRIBUTION: Vice/Narcotics detectives indicted Andrew Steven Turkovich Jr., a/k/a Turkey, 20 of California, after he was arrested with amounts of heroin that indicated the intent to distribute.

JAIL CONTRABAND: Amanda Lynn Kinder, 28 of St. Leonard, was arrested by Patrol deputies for an outstanding warrant. Vice/Narcotics detectives were contacted by correctional staff after there was suspicion she was in possession of contraband. Detectives recovered items that included syringes, a metal spoon, Oxycodone and Alprazolam she had hidden inside her body. She was charged accordingly.

JAIL CONTRABAND: Jacquelyn Tilley Delay, 40 of Great Mills, was indicted and subsequently arrested for her role in smuggling prescription medication into the St. Mary's County Detention Center.

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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