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

Drug Arrests in St. Mary's Co.

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (April 1, 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.

MARIJUANA: Detectives identified Tyler Shane Abell, age 19, of Callaway, as a distributor of marijuana. Numerous undercover purchases of marijuana were made from Suspect Abell. After reviewing the cases with the State's Attorney and presentation to the St. Mary's County Grand Jury, several arrest warrants were issued for Suspect Abell for Distribution of Marijuana. He was originally held without bond.

CRACK COCAINE: A search and seizure warrant was obtained by detectives and executed on a Loveville residence by the Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Team, K-9 deputies, and Support Team Members. Once inside the home a quantity of crack cocaine, cash and a firearm were recovered. Additional charges are pending a State's Attorney's Office review. Arrested for drug possession were James Thomas Somerville, a/k/a "Tim," age 56; Agnes Louise Dickerson, a/k/a "Pee Wee," age 49; and Julie Ann Clarke, age 46.

FRAUDULENT PRESCRIPTION: Kimberly Michelle White, age 49, of Mechanicsville, was indicted and subsequently arrested for Obtaining a Controlled Substance by way of a Fraudulent Prescription.

MARIJUANA: Kevin Russell Bryant, age 22, of Lexington Park, was identified as a distributor of marijuana by detectives. Undercover purchases of marijuana were made from Suspect Bryant which led to his indictment and ultimate arrest. He was originally held without bond.

COCAINE: DeAndre Terille Taylor, age 24, of Bushwood, was indicted on drug charges and an arrest warrant was issued. Suspect Taylor fled to Florida and was arrested there on the outstanding St. Mary's County warrant. His extradition was authorized by the State's Attorney and Suspect Taylor was returned to St. Mary's and served with the warrant that included charges of Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute.

COCAINE: Herbert Gaylor Niles, a/k/a "Herb," age 40, of Lexington Park, was identified by detectives as a distributor of cocaine. Several undercover purchases of cocaine were made by detectives and Suspect Niles was indicted. He was charged with numerous counts of Distribution of Cocaine. Additional charges are pending and he was originally held without bond.

CRACK COCAINE: Joseph Henry Payne, age 37, of Lexington Park, was identified as a distributor of crack cocaine. Detectives conducted an investigation into suspect Payne's alleged criminal activity and as a result obtained a search and seizure warrant for his home. Detectives, along with members of the Emergency Services Team and K-9 deputies, executed the search warrant and items recovered included crack cocaine, nearly $1,900 in cash, and two cellular phones. Suspect Payne was arrested and additional charges are pending a review with the State's Attorney's Office. Notification was made to the Office of Parole and Probation of suspect Payne's arrest as he is monitored by that office. In addition to that notification, Detective William E. Raddatz (Sex Offender Compliance Coordinator) was advised of suspect Payne's change of address due to the fact he is a sex offender. Suspect Payne was held by the District Commissioner on a No Bond status.

MARIJUANA: John Edward Nunley, Jr., a/k/a "Snowman" was identified as a distributor of marijuana in the Great Mills area of Lexington Park. Due to his criminal activity in a specific neighborhood, suspect Nunley had been issued a notice not to trespass. Detectives were able to obtain a search and seizure warrant and upon executing the search warrant items recovered included a large amount of marijuana, a digital scale, packaging material and three cellular phones. Additional charges are expected and are awaiting a State's Attorney's Office review.

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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