LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Dec. 22, 2014)Vice/Narcotics detectives, assisted by Support Team members and patrol deputies, recently conducted a two day sweep dubbed Operation Season's Greetings. The following arrests were made.
PRESCRIPTION FRAUD: Detectives received information regarding a fraudulent prescription for Promethazine-Codeine in the name of Victoria Myles which was passed at a local pharmacy. Promethazine-Codeine is mixed with soda and is known on the street as Purple Drank. Detectives arrested Corey Richard Benford, 29, of Bowie, for Obtaining a Prescription by Fraud. Suspect Benford is under investigation in other jurisdictions for the same criminal offenses. This investigation continues and additional charges are expected.
OBTAINING CODEINE BY FRAUD: Husband and wife, Robert Oran Rice, Jr., 37, and Melissa Leigh Rice, 35, both of Hughesville, were indicted and charged with Obtaining Codeine by Fraud and Conspiring to Obtain Codeine by Fraud.
COCAINE: Jerome Antonio Herbert, a/k/a Big Mac, 28, of Lexington Park, was indicted and charged with Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute.
OXYCODONE: Jessica Lynn Grannis, 27, of Lusby, was indicted and charged with Distribution of Oxycodone.
OXYCODONE: Barbara Jean McGuinnis, a/k/a BJ, 50, of Leonardtown, was indicted and charged with Possession of Oxycodone with the Intent to Distribute.
OXYCODONE: Husband and wife, William Anthony West, 39, and Lisa Marie West, 45, both of Lexington Park, were indicted for Distribution of Oxycodone and Conspiring to Distribute Oxycodone.
HYDROMORPHONE, ALARAZOLAM: Joshua Alan Moore, 25, of Mechanicsville, was indicted and charged with Possession with the Intent to Distribute Hydromorphone and Possession of Alarazolam with the Intent to Distribute.
MARIJUANA PARAPHERNALIA: William Justin Horton, 23, of Sunderland, was charged with possession of marijuana paraphernalia after being involved in a fight in Leonardtown.
MARIJUANA: Crystal Lee Carter, 42, of Lexington Park, was indicted and charged with Manufacturing Marijuana after several marijuana plants and growing items were seized from her home.
COCAINE, MARIJUANA, STOLEN HANDGUN: Francis Terrell Robinson, 32, of Piney Point, was indicted by the Charles County Sheriff's at the conclusion of their narcotics investigation. The indictment was for charges which included Possession of Cocaine and Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute. Charles County Narcotics detectives discovered Suspect Robinson was in possession of a handgun as well. That handgun was stolen from a residence in St. Mary's County. The additional charge of Theft under $1,000 was placed on Suspect Robinson by St. Mary's County deputies.
MARIJUANA: Detectives served a Charles County indictment for Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute on Suspect Laura Renee Johnston, 48, of Mechanicsville.
INTIMIDATING A WITNESS: Vaughn Jerome Chase, 47, of Upper Marlboro, was arrested on an open warrant for Intimidating a Witness. Suspect Chase is a defendant in a cocaine distribution case which is awaiting trial and has threatened a witness in the case against him. This was done on several occasions over the last several weeks, one of which was in the presence of a Deputy Sheriff.
COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY: Jeramie Davon Neal, 21, of Deltona, Florida, was indicted after being found in possession of nearly $1,400 of counterfeit money. The counterfeit currency was in both $50 and $20 dollar bills.
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