In December 2007 Vice Narcotics Detectives began making numerous purchases of controlled dangerous substances using various means. This investigation continued until the first week of May 2008. Drug Traffickers were identified through the course of investigation and citizen complaints were received.
The objective of this weekend’s three-day proactive law enforcement effort “Operation Spring Cleaning” was to utilize multiple resources, manpower and tactics to enforce violations that contribute to neighborhood decay, reports St. Mary’s Sheriff Lt. Daniel Alioto, commander of the BCI Vice-Narcotics Division.
First and foremost was the enforcement of controlled dangerous substance laws. Members of the St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigations Vice Narcotics Division have recently completed a five month investigation that targeted several high profile drug traffickers.
Beginning May 8 and continuing for three consecutive days, the operation consisted of arrest warrants being served, 13 Search and Seizure Warrants executed, a prostitution operation, undercover street purchase operations, sex offender compliance, DWI saturation patrol, quality of life crimes and other forms of enforcement.
The operation began on May 8with US Marshals Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force members and St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Patrol and Special Operations officers attempting to serve arrest warrants. The following is the results of their efforts.
Anita Monique Plater, 24 of Park Hall, was indicted by Vice Narcotics Detectives for perjuring herself in a recent felony drug trial. Suspect Plater testified as a witness in the trial of her boyfriend, Skylar Sanders. She was charged with two (2) counts of Perjury and one count of False Statement to a Police Officer.