Drug Arrest, Summons in St. Mary's Co. - Southern Maryland Headline News

Drug Arrest, Summons in St. Mary's Co.


Lavonte Devow King, 24, of Lexington Park and Brandon Lowell Stump, 23, of Mechanicsville. Lavonte Devow King, 24, of Lexington Park and Brandon Lowell Stump, 23, of Mechanicsville.

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (March 21, 2016)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Vice Narcotics Division today released the following incident and arrest reports. 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.

Vice/Narcotics detectives identified Lavonte Devow King, 24, of Lexington Park, as a distributor of cocaine. Detectives made several undercover purchases of cocaine from Suspect King which led to his indictment and subsequent arrest. Suspect King was charged with multiple counts of Distribution of Cocaine and was originally held on a No Bond status.

Brandon Lowell Stump, 23, of Mechanicsville, was charged with Altering a Prescription and Attempting to Obtain a Prescription by Fraud. Suspect Stump allegedly passed the altered prescription in an attempt to obtain Suboxone on Nov. 5, 2015. He was served with a summons on Feb. 23; a preliminary inquiry was held on March 11, and a trial has been scheduled for May 24, 2016, according to the Md. Judiciary database. (Updated March 22, 2016 to indicate date summons was served, date of the alleged incident, and trial date)

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://so.md/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://so.md/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://so.md/expungeme.

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