Wayne Darnell Winters and Sharon Artiago Mackall

Leonardtown, MD – The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division began an investigation in January into Sharon Artiago Mackall, 40 of Lexington Park, regarding his involvement in the distribution of controlled dangerous substances (CDS). A search and seizure warrant was obtained for Mackall and a residence in Mechanicsville.

On April 1, members of the Vice Narcotics Division assisted by the Emergency Services Team, and additional support personnel, executed the search warrants.  Mackall was found to be in possession of suspected heroin. Wayne Darnell Winters,46 of Mechanicsville, was located on the scene in a vehicle and found to be in possession of a loaded handgun. 

Mackall was arrested and charged with CDS possess-not marijuana.  Winters was arrested and charged with the following: handgun on person, handgun in vehicle and loaded handgun on person.

Additional charges are pending further review with States Attorney Richard D. Fritz.