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

Drug Arrests in St. Mary's County


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (December 28, 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.

ILLEGAL DRUG SALES: On December 21, the Vice/Narcotics Division and Support Team members participated in the Sheriff's Office Maximum Deployment Operation. During the operation, detectives encountered Suspect Kimberly Annette Taylor, 44 of Mechanicsville, and Jason Neil Lanham, 33 of Bel Alton, attempting to complete a drug transaction for Suboxone. Both parties were detained along with a third suspect, Elijah Collier, 34 of La Plata. Suspect Lanham was found to be in possession of Suboxone film strips and was charged accordingly. Suspects Taylor and Collier were found to be in possession of various prescription medications to include Xanax, Klonopin, Oxycodone, Adderall and Amphetamines totaling more than 300 pills. The pills carry a street value of more than $4,300. The pills were stored in numerous containers. Suspects Taylor and Collier are both receiving medical subsistence through the State of Maryland. Evidence also indicated that the suspects were doctor shopping and received prescriptions from no less than four doctors. A 2010 Honda CRV and nearly $1,400 in cash were also seized. Additional charges are pending.

FRAUDULENT PRESCRIPTIONS: Amanda Lynn Norris, 25, was arrested on a District Court warrant which was obtained by Vice/Narcotics detectives at the conclusion of a lengthy investigation. Detectives confirmed that Suspect Norris was passing fraudulent prescriptions. As that investigation developed, it was revealed Suspect Norris had resorted to passing the fraudulent prescriptions after spending six weeks Doctor Shopping. During that six week timeframe she obtained more than 600 Oxycodone pills while utilizing four doctors and three separate pharmacies. Additional charges for Insurance Fraud are pending.

POSSESSION OF OXYCODONE: Timothy Wayne Hamilton, 23 of Charlotte Hall, was arrested after he was indicted by Vice/Narcotics detectives through the Grand Jury of St. Mary's County. He was charged with Possession of Oxycodone with the Intent to Distribute and Conspiring to Distribute Oxycodone.

JAILHOUSE CONTRABAND: Robert Allen Mandley, 24, was indicted on two counts of Conspiring to Introduce Contraband into a Correctional Facility. He was originally held without bond.

MARIJUANA, OXYCODONE, ALPRAZOLAM: During the most recent Maximum Deployment Operation, Vice/Narcotics detectives and Support Team Members conducted an undercover operation. A vehicle stop was conducted and a search of a vehicle led to the seizure of a quantity of marijuana, 34 Oxycodone tablets, 39 Alprazolam tablets, and 12 Suboxone strips. Suspect David Christopher Karis, 43 of California, was selling the prescription tablets on the street and evidence confirmed that he was mailing the Suboxone strips to an address in North Carolina. The suspect would receive payment for the controlled prescription medication via Money Gram. Additional charges are pending.

OXYCODONE: Vice Narcotics detectives received information that Byron Donald Green, 31 of Lexington Park, was a distributor of Oxycodone. As a result, a search and seizure warrant was obtained and executed. As a result of the search and seizure warrant, Suspect Green was indicted by the St. Mary's County Grand Jury on the following charges: Possession of Oxycodone with the Intent to Distribute, Obtaining Oxycodone by Fraud and Wear, Carry and Transport Handguns.

ILLEGAL DRUGS IN COURT: After being found guilty in the Circuit Court for Distribution of Prescription Medication, Suspect Brenda Lee Grimes was found to be in possession of Morphine, cocaine, and related paraphernalia as she was taken from the courtroom and into Sheriff's Office custody.

DISTRIBUTION OF VYVANSE: Benjamin Ray Gramling, 18 of Columbia, was indicted by Vice/Narcotics detectives and subsequently charged with several counts of Distribution of Vyvanse. Vyvanse is used to treat ADHD. He was originally held without bond.

DISTRIBUTION OF OXYCODONE: Stacey Ann Thompson, 26 of Mechanicsville, was indicted after detectives made several undercover purchases of Oxycodone from her.

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: Jake Allen Clarke, 22 of Lexington Park, was indicted and subsequently charged with Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute.

PRESCRIPTION FRAUD, OXYCODONE: Derrick Ryan Hall, 27 of Prince Frederick, was indicted and charged by Vice/Narcotics detectives for two counts of Prescription Fraud and two counts of Possession of Oxycodone with the Intent to Distribute.

DISTRIBUTION OF COCAINE: Timothy John Wiley, a/k/a T-Bird, 49 of Ridge, was arrested after several undercover purchases of cocaine were made from him. He was charged with Distribution of Cocaine.

OXYCODONE: Vice Narcotics detectives received information that Byron Donald Green, 31 of Lexington Park, was a distributor of Oxycodone. As a result, a search and seizure warrant was obtained and executed. As a result of the search and seizure warrant, Suspect Green was indicted by the St. Mary's County Grand Jury on the following charges: Possession of Oxycodone with the Intent to Distribute, Obtaining Oxycodone by Fraud and Wear, Carry and Transport Handguns. Suspect Green was served a Criminal Summons issued by the Circuit Court and was provided a date to appear on January 17th, 2013 for an arraignment.

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