FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Detectives began an investigation into the distribution of cocaine from a residence in the Mechanicsville area and the target of the investigation was Eldridge Eugene Shade aka “Al” (Age 49). A search and seizure warrant was executed by detectives with the assistance of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team and K-9 deputies. Detectives recovered cocaine and heroin as well as cash, cellular phones and packaging materials. The drugs were packaged for sale and additional charges are pending a review with State’s Attorney Richard D. Fritz. Suspect Shade is currently out on bond and is awaiting trial for “Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute” which resulted from a search warrant executed on his home in February of this year.
Inquiries should be directed to Captain Daniel D. Alioto, Commander of Vice/Narcotics, at 301-475-4200 x1918.