Chasing down many open cases, the Vice Narcotics Unit of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office made some significant arrests this past week. These arrests came after many hours of investigatory work.

Gregory Martese Colbert, 23 of California, was served with additional felony drug charges and he is currently incarcerated in the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. These charges come as a result of a continued investigation.

Deron Tyrone Bush, 31 of Great Mills, was arrested on an open Grand Jury indictment for Distribution of Cocaine. Suspect Bush has been part of a drug network known on the street as the “Bush Boys”. That organization has sold cocaine in St. Mary’s County for the last several years. At least three other members of this organization have been charged and another is still at large.

John Frederick Miller III, 45 of California, was arrested as a result of a several month undercover investigation into cocaine distribution in various locations throughout St. Mary’s County. Additional charges related to this investigation are expected.

Roy David Snyder aka “Roy D”, 20 of Baltimore, was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana. Suspect Snyder was found to be in possession of marijuana packaged for sale. He was originally held without bond.

Vice Narcotics Detectives were assisted in executing a Search and Seizure Warrant on a Great Mills home. Once inside the target of the investigations, Tyreke D. Butler, 18 of Great Mills, was located. Suspect Butler was arrested without incident. Detectives located cocaine, paraphernalia, scale, packaging materials and a 38 caliber handgun. The serial number was obliterated. Suspect Butler was charged with the drug and handgun violations and additional charges are pending.