Drug Arrests in St. Mary's Co.

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Oct. 8, 2013)—The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Vice Narcotics Division 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.

COMMANDER OF VICE/NARCOTICS DIVISION SPEAKS AT CONFERENCE: On September 27, Captain Daniel Alioto, Commander of the Vice/Narcotics Division, presented an investigative case study briefing to the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, (NADDI), of Maryland at their annual conference in Annapolis. Captain Alioto's presentation showcased current techniques, investigative trends and pro-active enforcement efforts being utilized by St. Mary`s Vice/Narcotics detectives.

NADDI was established in 1989 and currently has nearly 3,000 members in 24 separate chapters. They have awarded nearly 80 grants this year alone. St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office was the recipient of a $5,000 grant which will be utilized for equipment and training specifically related to pharmaceutical drug use diversion.

Captain Alioto is a 20 year veteran of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office. He serves as the sole law enforcement representative on the Governor's Prescription Drug Management Program Board.

DRUG DISTRIBUTION, OPEN WARRANT: Vice/Narcotics detectives began an investigation into possible drug distribution violations being committed by Latavis Martell Maddox, 30 of Lexington Park. The investigation led to a search and seizure warrant being obtained. Deputy David Potter, a member of the Vice/Narcotics Support Team, located Suspect Maddox operating a vehicle in the area of Pegg Road and Three Notch Road. He was placed into custody for Driving While Suspended, and an open warrant for Driving While Suspended and Fleeing and Eluding. The search warrant was executed by detectives. Evidence was recovered from his person along with more than $1,300 in cash. The investigation continues and additional charges are pending a State's Attorney's Office review.

COCAINE, OXYCODONE: Detectives executed a warrant on the residence of Corey LaKeith Bowman, 33 of Callaway. Once inside, cocaine, Oxycodone, and a digital scale was recovered. Suspect Bowman was charged and additional charges are pending.

MARIJUANA PLANTS: Vice/Narcotics detectives received information that two subjects were growing marijuana in their Lexington Park home. Detectives observed Suspects Latoya Breenee Batts, 21 of Lexington Park, and Kenneth Williams, 28 of Lexington Park, transporting the plants back and forth from the home into a nearby wooded area. A search and seizure on their home revealed six marijuana plants in various stages of cultivation, premixed fertilizer, a fan with a heating element and other grow lighting support fixtures. Both suspects were indicted and are awaiting an arraignment in the Circuit Court.

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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