Drug, Open Warrants, Counterfeit Currency Arrests in Lexington Park - Southern Maryland Headline News

Drug, Open Warrants, Counterfeit Currency Arrests in Lexington Park

CALLAWAY, Md.—Police in St. Mary's County conducted search warrant raids on two Lexington Park homes—in the area of the 46000 block of Lucca Way—based upon information obtained regarding criminal activity at the residences.

Police say that during the initial contact at the first residence by the Emergency Services Team on May 29, several suspects began running from the home through the back door and out of a second story window. Tyreke Delante Butler, age 24, and Chris Ricardo Colbert, age 30, were both apprehended and issued citations for possession of marijuana.

Quantaz Lamar Shields, age 27 of Capital Heights, was apprehended and in his possession was $500.00 in counterfeit currency. Shields was arrested by David Potter and charged with Possession/Issue Forged Currency under statute CR.8.604.1.

The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) of the sheriff's office is currently investigating a theft and fraud case involving Shields allegedly purchasing a vehicle off of Craigslist with counterfeit money. CID will handle the continued investigation. Shields has 25 years of "back up time" through Prince George's County for prior robbery charges and was out on parole.

Another individual, Glenn Rodney Battle, age 28, was apprehended and a check revealed he had two open warrants for Failure to Pay Child Support and Failure to Appear.

Additional charges are pending against the listed suspects as well as yet-to-be-named individuals frequenting that residence.

Police say the second residence appeared to be a point of both distribution and use for opioids. Ledgers containing information on pill sales were recovered as well as personal information belonging to known opioid addicts. Numerous empty pill bottles, used syringes and other related paraphernalia were recovered. In addition, marijuana plants, marijuana and related paraphernalia—allegedly belonging to Curtis William Richardson, age 21—were seized. Richardson was arrested by Sheena Tirpak on June 2 and charged with CDS:Possession Marijuana and CDS:Possession Paraphernalia.

Police say additional charges are pending a review with the State's Attorney related to a female suspect at the second residence.

Detectives were assisted by members of the Lexington Park COPS Unit, the St. Mary's County Emergency Services Team, Sheriff Office Vice/Narcotics Support Team and deputies from the K-9 Unit.

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