Drug Arrests in St. Mary's County

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (November 29, 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.

LARGE AMOUNT OF DRUGS STOLEN FROM PHARMACY: On August 14, a burglary was reported at the New Market Pharmacy in Mechanicsville. It was discovered that unknown culprit(s) had entered the establishment after hours and stole nearly 1,656 Hydrocodone pills carrying a street value of about $12,000. On November 19, another burglary was reported to the same establishment; however the stolen pill count was over 11,000. The pills stolen during this burglary were predominantly Schedule II Narcotics. The street value related to this burglary was more than $275,000.

Vice/Narcotics detectives, BCI detectives, and patrol deputies continued to work all leads in both cases and a suspect was developed. Suspect Christopher Aloysius Guy, 27, of Mechanicsville, was identified as the lone perpetrator in the August burglary. As the investigation progressed, Guy was identified as a co-conspirator who allegedly accompanied Mark Thomas Krenzler, 27, of Wicomico Shores, in the November 19 burglary. A search and seizure warrant was executed on Suspect Guy's residence and thousands of stolen pills, burglary tools and the safe stolen from the pharmacy were recovered. The Emergency Services Team assisted and executed the search and seizure warrant on Suspect Krenzler's residence and items of evidence, to include numerous pills were recovered. In total over 7,000 pills were recovered. At the time of this release Suspect Guy was being held on $10,000 bond and no bond had been set for Suspect Krenzler.

POSSESSION OF COCAINE: Vice/Narcotics detectives indicted James Melvin Butler, 48, of Lexington Park, for Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute. He was originally held without bond.

FORGERY, OBTAINING A PRESCRIPTION BY FRAUD: Suspect Janet Theresa Sanders, 43, of Lexington Park, was charged with Forgery and Obtaining a Prescription by Fraud. The defendant was in possession of a prescription which had been stolen from a physician's office in Baltimore. It was forged and passed at a local pharmacy and she obtained Promethazine with Codeine known on the street as Purple Drink. Sanders is awaiting a Preliminary Hearing in the District Court.

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