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Fort Washington Man Guilty Of First-Degree Murder and Other Charges

Fort Washington Man Guilty Of First-Degree Murder and Other Charges

 

The following information was sent to us by Nancy C. Lineman:

 

Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks announced that on Friday, a jury found 31-year-old Jose Ricardo Odem of Fort Washington guilty of felony murder and other charges for shooting 34-year-old Leland Hunt of Camp Springs to death in December of 2009.  Hunt was shot at close range.

Southern Maryland Cocaine Conspirator Sentenced to 14 Years In Prison

 

The following information was sent to us by Marcia Murphy:

 

Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Jonathan Latif Chase, age 37, of California, Maryland, today to 14 years in prison followed by five  years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, and cocaine base, commonly known as “crack cocaine.”

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Joins DEA in Medication Take-Back Initiative

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Joins DEA in Medication Take-Back Initiative

The following information was sent to us by Diane Richardson: 

 

On Saturday, October 29, Charles County Sheriff’s officers will join DEA agents for another National Medications Take-Back Initiative in which law enforcement agencies across the country will be collecting unwanted, unused and expired medications – which often fall into the hands of drug abusers – and dispose of them in an environmentally safe way.

Although the CCSO offers residents the opportunity to dispose of unwanted medications at any time, the agency is taking part in this national event to highlight the importance of ridding homes of medicines that are no longer needed. Officers will be available between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at each district station to assist residents and answer questions. 

New Sign Regulations in Maryland

New Sign Regulations in Maryland

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Drug Arrests Made in St. Mary's County

Drug Arrests Made in St. Mary's County

 

The following notice was sent to us by the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office:

Thomas Elwood Barber (Age 51 of Lexington Park) was reported to be selling “Crack Cocaine” in a Lexington Park neighborhood. Undercover purchases of “Crack Cocaine” were made and detectives presented the cases to the St. Mary’s County Grand Jury. Arrest warrants were issued and Suspect Barber was arrested. He is being held without bond.

Inquiries should be directed to Captain Daniel D. Alioto, Commander of Vice Narcotics, at 301-475-4200 x1918.

 

 

Prescription Narcotic Arrests Made in St. Mary's County

Prescription Narcotic Arrests Made in St. Mary's County

 

 

Due to rising prices and an increased demand for prescription drugs on the black market, prescription drugs have become the fastest growing problem in the country.

Reports of people illegally obtaining prescription forms and pills continue to rise at what law enforcement leaders say is an alarming rate.

According to St. Mary's County officials, Jessica Adele Kearney (Age 25 of Hollywood, Md.) was arrested on multiple warrants. Vice narcotics detectives presented cases to the St. Mary’s County Grand Jury which included conspiring to distribute prescription medication and possession with intent to distribute prescription medication. The medications included Xanax, Morphine and Oxycodone. She is currently housed in the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.