Alexander Wayne Pope
Alexander Wayne Pope
Alexander Wayne Pope 

MECHANICSVILLE, Md. – On October 1, 2022, deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 27300 block of Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, for a welfare check of an individual sleeping inside a vehicle at an area business.

Deputies arrived on scene and located the vehicle occupied by Alexander Wayne Pope, age 28 of Mechanicsville, parked at the fuel pumps. Pope was observed to have a firearm in his lap and was subsequently taken into custody.

Located in the vehicle was an altered shotgun, suspected cocaine, and several suspected CDS smoking devices.

Pope was arrested and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown and charged with multiple firearm offenses and drug charges.

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  1. Wow, to think all those charges against him are misdemeanors. So he will be back out on the streets doing the same thing over again. If you look at his record he has learned his lesson yet. Hopefully he will before someone gets hurt.

    When is the system going to stop slapping them on the wrist and take action against them.

    1. Well the system needs to start somewhere. Drugs and guns don’t mix. So if the laws are changed so that people who continue to choose this way life are held accountable. Then maybe, just maybe some will change. He obviously hasn’t learned from all the other times that he’s been arrested for other drug or alcohol related offenses. For those offenses, however, he did not possess a gun, so obviously he’s moving in the wrong direction. So somewhere something needs to change to keep him and others like him from committing worse crimes. If St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center was truly a rehabilitation center. Then maybe some thing good would come out of being incarcerated in there for period of time. Unfortunately I believe it’s a joke. They all know that they’re going to go in there for a very brief amount of time. Just saying they were sentenced to three years but all but 90 days was suspended. Like I said, just doesn’t make sense. Something needs to be changed. Hopefully he gets the help he needs and he doesn’t hurt somebody. However, you look at how long he’s been in the system. Plus it doesn’t show where he’s done any jail time. In all honesty, it looks like he’s walked away with a slap on the wrist. Also, in this county, Walden Sierra, a lot of people know that’s really not somewhere for someone who has drug or alcohol problems to go.

    1. Not if you have a gun. Drugs and guns don’t mix. When you start mixing the two you’re asking for trouble. I only was he putting his own self in danger by having it in the first place. He was also putting others in danger. It was in plain sight, according to the article. Their article did not state whether he was high or not. Nor do I believe he was charged with being under the influence. However, if was under the influence and somebody checked on him while he had the gun in his lap. If he was startled, would have tried to use it. Even if he wasn’t high, sleeping in a parking lot, with a gun in your lap is not a very intelligent thing to do.

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