Vice/Narcotics detectives, assisted by Support Team members and patrol deputies, conducted a two day sweep dubbed “Operation Season’s Greetings”. The following arrests were made.

Detectives received information regarding a fraudulent prescription for Promethazine-Codeine in the name of “Victoria Myles” which was passed at a local pharmacy. Promethazine-Codeine is mixed with soda and is known on the street as “Purple Drank”. Detectives arrested Corey Richard Benford (Age 29 of Bowie, MD) for “Obtaining a Prescription by Fraud”. Suspect Benford is under investigation in other jurisdictions for the same criminal offenses. This investigation continues and additional charges are expected. 

Husband and wife, Robert Oran Rice Jr. (Age 37) and Melissa Leigh Rice (Age 35) both of Hughesville, were indicted and charged with “Obtaining Codeine by Fraud” and “Conspiring to Obtain Codeine by Fraud”. 

Robert Oran Rice Jr.

Melissa Leigh Rice

Jerome Antonio Herbert aka “Big Mac” (Age 28 of Lexington Park) was indicted and charged with “Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute”.

Jerome Antonio Herbert aka “Big Mac”

Jessica Lynn Grannis (Age 27 of Lusby, MD) was indicted and charged with “Distribution of Oxycodone”.

Jessica Lynn Grannis

Barbara Jean McGuinnis aka “BJ” (Age 50 of Leonardtown) was indicted and charged with “Possession of Oxycodone with the Intent to Distribute”.

Barbara Jean McGuinnis aka “BJ”

Husband and wife, William Anthony West (Age 39) and Lisa Marie West (Age 45) both of Lexington Park, were indicted for “Distribution of Oxycodone” and “Conspiring to Distribute Oxycodone”.

William Anthony West

Lisa Marie West

Joshua Alan Moore (Age 25 of Mechanicsville) was indicted and charged with “Possession with the Intent to Distribute Hydromorphone” and “Possession of Alarazolam with the Intent to Distribute”.

Joshua Alan Moore

William Justin Horton (Age 23 of Sunderland, MD) was charged with possession of marijuana paraphernalia after being involved in a fight in Leonardtown.

William Justin Horton

Crystal Lee Carter (Age 42 of Lexington Park) was indicted and charged with “Manufacturing Marijuana” after several marijuana plants and growing items were seized from her home.

Crystal Lee Carter

Francis Terrell Robinson (Age 32 of Piney Point, MD) was indicted by the Charles County Sheriff’s at the conclusion of their narcotics investigation. The indictment was for charges which included “Possession of Cocaine and Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute”. Charles County Narcotics detectives discovered Suspect Robinson was in possession of a handgun as well. That handgun was stolen from a residence in St. Mary’s County. The additional charge of “Theft under $1,000” was placed on Suspect Robinson by St. Mary’s County deputies. 

Francis Terrell Robinson

Detectives served a Charles County indictment for “Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute” on Suspect Laura Renee Johnston (Age 48 of Mechanicsville).

Vaughn Jerome Chase (Age 47 of Upper Marlboro, MD) was arrested on an open warrant for “Intimidating a Witness”. Suspect Chase is a defendant in a cocaine distribution case which is awaiting trial and has threatened a witness in the case against him. This was done on several occasions over the last several weeks, one of which was in the presence of a Deputy Sheriff.

Vaughn Jerome Chase

Jeramie Davon Neal (Age 21 of Deltona, Florida) was indicted after being found in possession of nearly $1,400 of counterfeit money. The counterfeit currency was in both $50 and $20 dollar bills.