Drug Arrests in St. Mary's Co.

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Sept. 11, 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.

SCHOOL TEACHER ARRESTED ON DRUG-RELATED CHARGES: Detectives from the Vice/Narcotics Division worked with the St. Mary's County Public School's Department of Safety and Security after receiving information regarding possible drug activity by a teacher at Leonardtown High School. Included in the information received was that suspect Charles Russell Elburn, Jr., 46, of Lexington Park, was using controlled dangerous substances and had distributed Xanax. As the investigation continued it was discovered that on April 24, Elburn reported to Deputy Matthew McCuen that his prescription Xanax had been stolen from his home. This reported theft initiated an investigation and Deputy McCuen began to interview possible suspects who had been named by Elburn. Detectives continued the investigation and were able to obtain evidence which confirmed the pills were distributed and not stolen. He was charged with False Report and is currently awaiting a preliminary hearing in the District Court. Additional charges are pending a review with the state's attorney.

HEROIN DISTRIBUTION: Michael Leonard Semiklose, 29, of Lexington Park, was identified as a distributor of heroin. A search and seizure warrant was obtain and executed on his home. Heroin and other evidence were recovered from the home and suspect Semiklose was arrested. Additional charges are pending 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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