St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office detectives identified Joseph Tyrone Holton aka "Cowboy," (Age 54 of Leonardtown) as a distributor of crack cocaine. A search and seizure warrant was obtained and executed by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Team (EST), Vice/Narcotics support team members and members of the K9 Unit.
As deputies approached the residence, Holton was encountered and observed by detectives throwing a plastic bag onto the roof of the home. A search of the roof revealed a clear plastic sandwich bag containing suspected crack cocaine totaling 7.5 grams (valued at $750). A continued search of the residence revealed more than $1,000 in cash, a cellular phone and various packaging items indicative of drug distribution.
Suspect Holton was arrested, and additional charges 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.
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