(Calvert County, MD) In July 2015, investigators from the Maryland State Police-Criminal Enforcement Division, Central South Region and MSP-Eradication Unit received information of a marijuana grow at a residence in the St. Leonard area of Calvert County, MD.  An investigation was initiated in the manufacturing of marijuana.  Through the investigation, investigators were able to secure a search and seizure warrant for the residence.

On August 7, 2015 at approximately 0610 hrs, investigators from CED-Central South Region, patrol troopers from the Prince Frederick Barrack and investigators from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) executed a search and seizure warrant at the St. Leonard address. Investigators recovered a marihuana grow that had a street value of approximately $20,000.  Contact was made with the Maryland Gun Center and investigators learned that the suspect is disqualified from possessing firearms.  As a result of the disqualification, 56 firearms and numerous rounds of ammunition were confiscated from the residence.

The investigation is ongoing and will be reviewed with the Calvert County States Attorney’s Office for charges.