Suspected Marijuana Dealer Arrested After Brief Pursuit - Southern Maryland Headline News

Suspected Marijuana Dealer Arrested After Brief Pursuit

Dione Jamar Davis, age 26, of Lexington Park, Md. Dione Jamar Davis, age 26, of Lexington Park, Md.

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Feb. 16, 2016)—Police arrested a Lexington Park man today on suspicion of selling illegal drugs after a brief pursuit ended up at a local apartment complex. Dione Jamar Davis, age 26, was the person arrested.

Police say their Lexington Park COPS Unit had increased patrols in a specific area of Great Mills Road due to a recent increase in calls for service. During one such patrol, they observed an occupied vehicle in the rear area of an establishment. Deputies contacted the operator—and sole occupant—and immediately detected an odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle.

Police say that as deputies attempted to continue their investigation, the operator, later identified as Davis, placed the vehicle into drive and fled the scene. During his escape, Davis nearly struck a pedestrian and a chase ensued. Davis fled into a residence in the 46000 block of Valley Court. Deputies surrounded the residence and made contact with an occupant. It was at that time suspect Davis leaped from a top floor balcony and was met by Sheriff's Office K-9 "Nero" and apprehended. Deputies from the COPS Unit and Patrol Division discovered a quantity of marijuana David had discarded and requested assistance from the Vice/Narcotics Division.

Vice detectives obtained two search and seizure warrants which were executed on the residence and the vehicle Davis was operating. Numerous items of evidence were recovered to include multiple individual baggies of marijuana, packaging material and nearly $300 in cash. A bulletproof vest and a cell phone were also recovered.

Davis was transported to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment before being formally charged. Davis received injuries as a result of colliding with an air conditioner after he leaped from the balcony, according to Captain Daniel D. Alioto, commander of the vice narcotics division.

Additional charges are pending a review with the State's Attorney.

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