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

Drug Arrests in St. Mary's Co.


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (April 21, 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.

Ryan Patrick Sullivan, 29, of Lexington Park, Md.Dana Aaron Hewson, 39, of Lexington Park, Md.
Ryan Patrick Sullivan, 29, on left, and Dana Aaron Hewson, 39, both of Lexington Park. (Arrest photos)

HEROIN, SUBOXONE, MARIJUANA: Detectives began an investigation into drug distribution by suspect Ryan Patrick Sullivan, 29, of Lexington Park. A search and seizure warrant was obtained and executed with the assistance of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Team, Vice/Narcotics Support Team, and K-9 deputies. Ryan Patrick Sullivan was charged with possession of heroin and suboxone, while Dana Aaron Hewson, 39, of Lexington Park, was charged with possession of heroin and marijuana. Additional charges are pending a review with the State's Attorney and felony charges are expected.

Joseph Claude Birch Jr., 37, of Lexington Park, Md.

DISTRIBUTOR OF PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION: Detectives identified Joseph Claude Birch Jr., 37, of Lexington Park, pictured above, as a distributor of prescription medication. Detectives made undercover purchases of pills that included oxycodone and morphine from Suspect Birch Jr. He was subsequently indicted and arrested.

Lawrence Edward Keister, 45, of Lexington Park, Md.

DISTRIBUTOR OF PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION: Suspect Lawrence Edward Keister, 45, of Lexington Park, pictured above, was identified as a distributor of pills and detectives were able to purchase oxycodone from him. He was charged accordingly.

Brendan Douglas Carr, 31, of Chaptico, Md.

PRESCRIPTION FRAUD: Brendan Douglas Carr, 31, of Chaptico, pictured above, was arrested on charges that included prescription fraud and altering a prescription. An additional unrelated warrant for theft was served as well. In that case Suspect Carr was using another person's Maryland Independence Card.

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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