Monday, January 23, 2017

Vice/Narcotics Arrest

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics detectives conducted an investigation into a drug distribution location in Lexington Park. The location was operated by suspect James Richard Nelson Jr. aka “Face” (Age 35). Suspect Nelson Jr. would arrive at a location in the 48000 block of Hillside Drive and sell cocaine and heroin from that location with the assistance of a second individual.

Two search and seizure warrants were obtained for suspect Nelson’s residence, which was a short distance away, and the location on Hillside Dr. The warrants were executed with the assistance of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team, Sheriff’s Office K9 and Vice/Narcotics Support Team members. Recovered from Nelson’s residence were more than 30 grams of heroin (valued at over $4,600), more than 8 grams of crack cocaine (valued at over $800), two cellular phones, packaging material and a loaded handgun with the serial number obliterated. Suspect Nelson Jr. is prohibited from possessing any firearms.

At the distribution point on Hillside Dr. detectives recovered a loaded shotgun, three cocaine covered digital scales, a large amount of cutting agent and an additional cellular phone. Suspect Nelson Jr. was arrested and charged, additional charges and arrests are pending a 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.
James Richard Nelson