FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Christina Marie Russell (Age 32 of Lexington Park) was indicted for “Possession with Intent to Distribute Amphetamines”, “Conspiracy” as well as “Obtaining Alprazolam by Fraud”. She was originally help with bond.
Christina Marie Russell
As detectives continue the investigation into a group of individuals from Washington D.C. who are passing fraudulent prescriptions, two additional arrests have been made. Detectives arrested Nelson Van Standifer (Age 22) and Ashley Nicole Tate (Age 26 of Washington D.C.) for attempting to obtain “Promethazine with Codeine”. This powerful cough syrup is known on the street as “Purple Drank”. Detectives arrested the two as they left a local pharmacy. Evidence has tied these two latest arrests to four prior arrests. Detectives are working with other jurisdictions in at least two states regarding this group and the fraudulent prescriptions they are passing. This investigation continues and additional charges are pending a review with State’s Attorney Richard D. Fritz.
Nelson Van Standifer
Ashley Nicole Tate
Inquiries should be directed to Captain Daniel D. Alioto, Commander of Vice/Narcotics, at 301-475-4200 x1918.