Thursday, May 12, 2016

Vice/Narcotics Arrests

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics detectives received information that an inmate, Paul Daniel Panholzer (Age 32 of No Fixed Address), was receiving mail into the jail which was tainted with “Suboxone”. During the course of the investigation, evidence was recovered from his cell as well as from intercepted incoming mail. Letters were being sent into the secure facility after being soaked in the drug. Once inside the jail, Suspect Panholzer would eat the paper to ingest the drug. He was indicted and charged with several criminal charges including “Introducing Contraband into a Detention Facility”. At least one additional arrest is expected as a result of this investigation.

In an unrelated drug investigation, Mirone Dewayne Smith (Age 44 of Lexington Park) was arrested and charged with “Possession of Methadone”.


Inquiries should be directed to Captain Daniel D. Alioto, Commander of Vice/Narcotics
301-475-4200, ext. *1918.

Paul Daniel Panholzer 


Mirone Dewayne Smith

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