Monday, September 15, 2014


Detectives identified Joshua Alan Moore (Age 25 of Mechanicsville) as a distributor of various prescription medications. An investigation was initiated and as a result a search and seizure warrant was obtained. Detectives observed Suspect Moore during a drug transaction in the Bushwood area and executed the search warrant.

A prescription for “Xanax” was recovered from the suspect. It had been filled the previous day for 120 pills, but had only 5 pills remaining. In addition to those pills, multiple “Hydromorphone” pills were seized along with cash and two cellular phones. Additional charges are pending a review with State’s Attorney Richard D. Fritz against Suspect Moore and others.  

Joshua Moore

James Richard Nelson (Age 32 of Upper Marlboro, Md.) was indicted and charged with “Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute” and “Possession of Marijuana”.

James Nelson

Mark Anthony Buckler (Age 32 of Leonardtown, Md.) was identified by detectives as a distributor of “Oxycodone” and as a result of an investigation into his criminal activity, a search and seizure warrant was obtained and executed on his Leonardtown home. “Suboxone”, marijuana, numerous handguns and a cell phone were recovered. Suspect Buckler was arrested and additional charges are pending a review by State’s Attorney Richard D. Fritz.

Mark Buckler

Brain Patrick Sweeney (Age 22 of Hollywood, Md.) was indicted and arrested after detectives made several undercover purchases of “liquid morphine” from him.  Suspect Sweeney was originally held without bail. 

Brian Sweeney

Inquiries should be directed to Captain Daniel D. Alioto, Commander of Vice/Narcotics, at 301-475-4200 x1918.