Donnell Linwood Hall

Donnell Linwood Hall

Prince Frederick, MD – A grand jury handed down an 11-count indictment against a Calvert County man Dec. 19. The charges against the defendant, Donnell Linwood Hall, 25 of Lusby; includes nine felony counts. The offenses, including four counts of controlled dangerous substance (CDS) possession with intent to distribute narcotics, allegedly occurred between April and September.

According to documents on file in District Court of Maryland, Hall was apprehended after a raid on a residence on Chisholm Trail in Lusby. Members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office’s Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) obtained a search and seizure warrant from a Circuit County judge Aug. 26. On Sept. 9, DEU and Special Operations Team members executed the warrant shortly after 6 a.m.

A sheriff’s deputy stated in court documents that once inside the residence officers recovered a digital scale with suspected cocaine residue, a metal razor blade with suspected cocaine residue, nine small plastic bags, each containing 0.5 grams of suspected crack cocaine, one bag containing approximately one gram of suspected crack and a “sandwich size plastic bag containing approximately 40.7 grams of suspected cocaine powder. Officers also seized a large amount of U.S. currency.

Hall chose to waive his rights and speak with deputies. “While speaking with Hall he appeared to have a calm and cooperative demeanor,” a drug officer stated in court documents. “Hall was forthcoming and cooperative during the search warrant. He voluntarily took ownership and responsibility for the items found at the residence.”
An adult female and four juveniles ranging in age from 2 to 8 were living in the house with Hall. “It should be known that the location of where the crack cocaine, the razor blade and the digital scale were located was easily accessible by the juveniles of the residence,” the drug officer stated.

Other felony counts in Hall’s indictment include CDS, common nuisance, distribute narcotic; CDS proceeds from offense and narcotic production equipment.

Hall was released on $75,000 bond the day after his arrest in September and court records indicate he remains free. Hall’s initial appearance in Calvert County Circuit Court is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 6.

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