St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics detectives began an investigation into the distribution of “oxycodone” by Suspect Heather Jeannette Dickerson (Age 45 of Mechanicsville). While conducting the investigation, detectives observed Rocco Paul Bersane Jr. (Age 46 of Mechanicsville) in possession of a crack cocaine smoking device while seated in a vehicle being operated by Suspect Heather Dickerson. The vehicle was stopped, and detectives recovered the metal “crack” cocaine smoking device along with a quantity of “crack” cocaine, and he was arrested.
A subsequent search and seizure warrant was obtained for Suspect Dickerson’s home. That warrant was executed by members of the St. Mary’s County Emergency Services Team, Vice/Narcotics Support Team members and K9 deputies. Suspect Dickerson was found to be in possession of cocaine and “oxycodone,” along with related paraphernalia. Detectives also obtained additional evidence to support the ongoing distribution investigation against suspect Dickerson
Suspect Joseph Thompson Kilroy (Age 48) was found to be in possession of cocaine and related paraphernalia. He was arrested and charged accordingly.
Additional charges and arrests are pending a case review with State’s Attorney Richard D. Fritz.
Inquiries should be directed to Captain Daniel D. Alioto, Commander of Vice/Narcotics, at 301-475-4200, ext. *1918.