July 2, 2014
Detectives received information that an inmate at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center was distributing pills while out on work release. The investigation led detectives to Charles County, where detectives partnered with members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division. The two agencies worked together as the investigation continued, it was discovered that the inmate was operating a drug distribution network from his place of employment in the Hughesville area.
Further, the inmate was utilizing at least two individuals to pick up and deliver “oxycodone” and large amounts of cash from him and distribute the pills to users throughout St. Mary’s County. Recovered from the inmate were 739 “oxycodone” tablets of various milligrams and packaged for sale. The street value of the pills was more than $21,000. The inmate, who was returned to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, is not being identified until narcotics detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office charge him with the various felony drug charges.
During the course of this investigation detectives discovered one of the “runners”, Stoney Louis Buckler (Age 28), was already under investigation for drug distribution from his home on Mechanicsville Road in Mechanicsville by St. Mary’s County detectives. The investigation against Buckler continued and on today’s date detectives observed suspect Buckler selling pills to Ronald Douglas Meador III (Age 37 of Mechanicsville). Both were taken into custody. Suspect Buckler had a total of 48 various controlled pills, 22 of which were “oxycodone” tablets. Also seized from Buckler was more than $800.00 in cash. Suspect Meador had purchased “oxycodone “from Buckler and “oxycodone” was recovered from his vehicle. Additional charges are pending a review with the State’s Attorney and additional arrest(s) are expected.
Stoney Louis Buckler
Ronald Douglas Meador III