LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Oct. 2, 2014)The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Vice Narcotics Division today released the following arrest reports. The Division is an investigative team comprised of detectives from the St. Marys County Sheriffs Office and Federal Drug Agents (HIDTA Group 34). The Division was established on September 1st, 2007.
Several arrests in cocaine distribution case
Detectives identified Jerome Antonio Herbert, 28, pictured above left, and Gregory Martese Colbert, 28,
pictured above right, as distributors of cocaine. Undercover purchases of cocaine were made from both suspects and search and seizure warrants were obtained for a residence and vehicles utilized by them.
Detectives located suspect Herbert operating a target vehicle in the California area and with the assistance of K-9 and Support Team deputies conducted a vehicle stop. Suspect Herbert and a second suspect, Terence Monroe Snyder, 31, of Leonardtown,
pictured on left, were detained as the search warrant on the vehicle was executed. Inside the vehicle, detectives discovered more than $4,000 in cocaine hidden in the headliner of the vehicle, marijuana, two cell phones and cash. Cocaine and marijuana were recovered from the passenger area of the vehicle as well. The vehicle was seized and is now subject to forfeiture proceedings. Both suspects were arrested.
Shortly after the vehicle stop was conducted, the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Team executed the search warrant on the Lexington Park home allegedly involved in the distribution of cocaine. Once inside, suspect Gregory Colbert was arrested after he was found in possession of cocaine and marijuana. Tryee Dirreck Shields, 22, of Lexington Park,
pictured above left, was arrested on an open warrant for theft and received additional charges for marijuana and related paraphernalia.
As officers attempted to conduct the search warrant on the home, suspect Chris Ricardo Colbert, Jr., 28,
pictured on left, arrived on the scene, intoxicated, and attempted to enter the home. He was stopped and he became belligerent. He was warned several times by officers and encouraged by most of the many onlookers to cease his actions or leave the area. Suspect Colbert shouted profanities as he left the area, only to return again, acting disorderly while holding an infant.
He was given several warnings once again and told to leave the area as the crowd grew larger. When suspect Colbert returned a third time, he shouted at officers from across the parking lot and as detectives removed property and evidence from the home, he became irate, shouting profanities and moving aggressively to the roadway.
Detectives advised him he was under arrest and a struggled ensued. Suspect Colbert was finally placed in custody and immediately removed from the scene and transported to the detention center. He was charged accordingly.
Additional charges against suspects Gregory Colbert and Jerome Herbert are pending a review with the State's Attorney.
The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members of the community who were present during this incident who cooperated by following the lawful orders of officers on the scene. Their cooperation prevented this incident from escalating.
In an unrelated arrest, detectives indicted Gina Alma Holroyd, 38, of Drayden,
pictured on left, for Possession of Alprazolam with the Intent to Distribute and Possession of Oxycodone. Suspect Holroyd is currently awaiting an arraignment hearing on October 17 in the Circuit Court.
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