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

Drug Arrests in St. Mary's Co.

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Feb. 16, 2014)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Vice 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 and Federal Drug Agents (HIDTA Group 34). The Division was established on September 1st, 2007.

COCAINE, HEROIN: Detectives identified Eldridge Eugene Shade, a/k/a "Al Shade," 48, of Mechanicsville, as a distributor of cocaine and heroin in the northern end of St. Mary's County. As the investigation continued, a search and seizure warrant was obtain and executed. Detectives were assisted by Sheriff's Office K-9 and Support Team deputies. More than $2,400 worth of cocaine was recovered from the home as well as nearly $11,000 in cash. Other property deemed proceeds of Suspect Shade's drug activity was seized as well. Additional charges are pending a review with the State's Attorney's Office. Inside the home a second suspect, Kimberly Guido Dallas, 48 of Mechanicsville) was arrested for misdemeanor possession of cocaine and a related smoking device.

OXYCODONE: Lawrence Edward Keister, 47, of Lexington Park, was observed coming out of a local pharmacy and making contact with a female later identified as Brandy Pilkerton, 32, of Lexington Park. Detectives observed a suspected drug transaction and with the assistance of a deputy from the Special Operations Division conducted a traffic stop. Seized from the vehicle were 84 Oxycodone pills from Suspect Keister and one Oxycodone pill from Suspect Pilkerton, along with two cellular phones. The investigation revealed Suspect Keister had obtained 90 Oxycodone tablets and distributed three pills to Suspect Pilkerton. Deputies recovered one of the three pills on Suspect Pilkerton and the other two pills were ingested. Both Suspects were arrested and Suspect Keister faces additional charges after a State's Attorney's Office review.

FRAUDULENT PRESCRIPTION: Robert Alan Mandley Sr., 55, of Huntington, was charged with passing fraudulent prescription for oxycodone at two separate pharmacies in St. Mary's County.

MARIJUANA: Shawn Roosevelt Thompson, 32, of Chaptico, was arrested while on the scene of the execution of a search and seizure warrant. Suspect Thompson was in possession of a quantity of marijuana. Additional charges are pending a continued investigation.

MARIJUANA: Kevin Russell Bryant, 23, of Lexington Park, was arrested on an open indictment that was secured by detectives related to Bryant's sales of marijuana. He was originally held without bond.

OXYCODONE: Steven Rene Tharpe, 23, of Great Mills, was found to be acting suspicious on Drayden Road at Windmill Point Road. Further investigation revealed Suspect Tharpe was illegally in possession of oxycodone.

SUBOXONE, MARIJUANA: Luke Ellyson Gardiner, 31, of Port St. Lucie, Florida was arrested on an open warrant related to possession of suboxone, marijuana and related paraphernalia which was found in his former Mechanicsville home during the execution of a search and seizure warrant.

HEROIN: Terry Lee Kent Jr., 23, of Lexington Park, was located with the assistance of the Lexington Park COPS Unit. Detectives identified Suspect Kent as a distributor of heroin. Detectives executed a search and search warrant on Kent's person. Heroin and cash were recovered. Suspect Kent was arrested and has multiple additional charges pending.

FRAUDULENT PRESCRIPTIONS: Derek Leon Black, 36, of Waldorf, was charged with multiple counts of forgery, altering prescriptions and attempting to obtain oxycodone by fraud.

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://somd.me/presumed-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. You can find additional information about the case by searching the Maryland Judiciary Case Search Database using the accused's name and date of birth. The database is online at http://somd.me/mdcasesearch . Persons named who have been found innocent or not guilty of all charges in the respective case, and/or have had the case ordered expunged by the court can have their name, age, and city redacted by following the process defined at http://somd.me/expungeme .

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