Three Drug Arrests Pursuant to an Investigation into the Distribution of Oxycodone - Southern Maryland Headline News

Three Drug Arrests Pursuant to an Investigation into the Distribution of Oxycodone

Left to right: Heather Jeannette Dickerson, 45; Rocco Paul Bersane, Jr., 46; Joseph Thompson Kilroy, 48, all of Mechanicsville, Md.
Left to right: Heather Jeannette Dickerson, 45; Rocco Paul Bersane, Jr., 46; and Joseph Thompson Kilroy, 48, all of Mechanicsville, Md.

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LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Aug. 29, 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.

Distribution of Oxycodone

Detectives began an investigation into the distribution of oxycodone by Heather Jeannette Dickerson, 45, of Mechanicsville. While conducting the investigation on Aug. 22, detectives observed Rocco Paul Bersane, Jr., 46, of Mechanicsville, in possession of a crack cocaine smoking device while seated in a vehicle being operated by Dickerson. The vehicle was stopped and detectives recovered the metal crack cocaine smoking device along with a quantity of crack cocaine; Bersane was arrested and charged with CR.5.601.(a)(1), CDS Possession-Not Marijuana and CR.5.619.(c)(1), CDS Possession of Paraphernalia.

A subsequent search and seizure warrant was obtained for Dickerson's home. That warrant was executed on Aug. 25 by members of the St. Mary's County Emergency Services Team, Vice/Narcotics Support Team members and K-9 deputies. Dickerson was found to be in possession of cocaine and oxycodone, along with related paraphernalia. Detectives also obtained additional evidence to support the ongoing distribution investigation against Dickerson. She was charged with 2 counts of CR.5.601.(a)(1) and one count of CR.5.619.(c)(1).

Joseph Thompson Kilroy, 48, of Mechanicsville, was also on the premises and found to be in possession of cocaine and related paraphernalia. He was arrested and charged with 2 counts of CR.5.601.(a)(1) and one count of CR.5.619.(c)(1).

Kilroy shares the same address as Dickerson, according to the Md. Judiciary Database.

Police say additional charges and arrests are pending a case review with the State's Attorney.

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