Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Vice/Narcotics Arrests

Brandy Ann Panholzer (Age 38 of Leonardtown) aka Brandy Chiarzia and Brandy Varnell, was indicted for “Distribution of Buprenorphine” (Suboxone), “Introducing a Controlled Dangerous Substance into a Detention Facility” and a host of additional criminal charges. Suspect Panholzer diluted the controlled substance and then applied the substance to a handwritten letter. The mail was intercepted, and detectives worked with jail staff to recover the tainted items. Suspect Panholzer was originally held without bond.

Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division identified suspect Christina Ann Dickson (Age 25 of Lexington Park) as a distributor of “oxycodone.” She was indicted for both “Possession of Oxycodone” and “Distribution of Oxycodone”. She was originally held without bond.

William Harley Hephner (Age 33) is currently an inmate in the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. Suspect Hephner conspired with outside individual(s) to facilitate the sale of “oxycodone” during his incarceration. Suspect Hephner was indicted for “Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone”. Suspect Hephner is currently incarcerated for charges in St. Mary’s County and several other jurisdictions.


Brandy A. Panholzer

Christina A. Dickson 


William H. Hephner


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


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