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Drug Arrests in St. Mary's Co.


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Jan. 28, 2015)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Vice Narcotics Division released the following incident and arrest report. 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.

Fraudulent Prescription for Promethazine-Codeine

Detectives received information from a local pharmacy of a possible fraudulent prescription being passed for Promethazine-Codeine. This powerful cough syrup is used to create a drug drink known on the street as "Purple Drank." As the investigation continued, all area pharmacies were notified of the particulars related to the case. By sharing this information with our community partners, we learned of another fraudulent prescription was passed at a separate pharmacy in Lexington Park. Detectives responded and conducted surveillance while awaiting the arrival of the suspect.

The suspect, identified as the same suspect from the first fraudulent prescription, entered the store and took possession of the prescription. He exited and immediately entered a waiting vehicle. An assisting patrol deputy and a uniformed Narcotics Support Team member attempted to stop the vehicle. The suspects fled from the vehicle, two of which were caught quickly and the third was apprehended while hiding in a nearby hair salon. Once all three suspects were detained, detectives discovered bottles of promethazine-codeine, oxycodone, approximately $1,000 in cocaine, a ledger, marijuana, 5 cell phones and more than $400.00 in cash.

One of the suspects provided the name Londell Andre Malone, however he has been positively identified as Alexis Ercillo Santos, 24, of Oxon Hill. He was the original suspect in both fraudulent prescriptions and charged with Attempting to Obtain Prescription by Fraud, Possession of Oxycodone, and Possession of Promethazine-Codeine and was issued a civil citation for Possession of Marijuana.

Kevin Lewis, 21, of Washington, D.C., was charged with Possession of Oxycodone, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Promethazine-Codeine and was issued a civil citation for Possession of Marijuana.

Emmanuel David Johnson, 30, of Washington, D.C., was charged with Possession of Oxycodone, Possession of Promethazine-Codeine and was issued a civil citation for Possession of Marijuana as well as numerous traffic citations.

Additional charges on all the listed suspects are pending a review with the state's attorney.

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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