FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Information was received by detectives of drug activity in the Piney Point area and the source of the drug activity was Shannon Danielle Parker (Age 38 of Piney Point, Md.). As the investigation continued, a vehicle stop was conducted by a member of the Vice/Narcotics Support Team on a vehicle in which suspect Parker was in. A search revealed a digital scale, cocaine, methamphetamine and “suboxone”. Suspect Parker and another suspect Thomas Ronald Morgan aka “Big Head” (Age 50 of Piney Point, Md.) were arrested. A search and seizure warrant on the home led to nearly $1,000 worth of “crystal methamphetamine”, cocaine and other paraphernalia. Additional charges are pending a case review with State’s Attorney Richard D. Fritz.
Gerald Lawrence (Age 64 of Callaway, Md.) was indicted for “Distribution of Cocaine”.
John Wendell Young (Age 40 of Leonardtown, Md.) was indicted by detectives after he was found to be in possession of “Cocaine” and “Oxycodone” in sufficient amounts to indicate intent to distribute.
Travis Richardson (Age 28 of Lusby, Md.) was identified as a distributor of cocaine in the Redgate area of St. Mary’s County. As a result of that investigation, a search and seizure warrant was obtained for his residence where detectives recovered cocaine, digital scales, packaging materials and a handgun. Suspect Richardson is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm. He was subsequently indicted for those charges as well as several counts of “distribution of cocaine” after detectives made multiple undercover purchases of cocaine from him.
Amanda Lynn Norris (Age 26 of Callaway, Md.) was indicted for “Distribution of Cocaine” after detectives made undercover purchases from her.
Lewis Tyler Yates (Age 22 of St. Inigoes, Md.) was indicted for “Distribution of Morphine”after detectives made undercover purchases from him.
Richard Clayton Hewitt (Age 38) of Lexington Park, were targets of a prescription drug investigation. Detectives discovered both to be in possession of morphine and related paraphernalia. Additional charges are pending a review with State’s Attorney Richard D. Fritz.
Richard Hewitt III
Inquiries should be directed to Captain Daniel D. Alioto, Commander of Vice/Narcotics, at 301-475-4200 x1918.