St. Mary’s County Vice/Narcotics detectives received information Greta Johnson (Age 65 of Chaptico, Md.) was growing marijuana outside her home. A search warrant was executed on her home, and numerous plants in various stages of cultivation and drying product were recovered from inside and outside the home. The marijuana seized was valued at approximately $9,000. Grow instructions and paraphernalia, along with a handgun and long guns, were recovered from the home. Suspect Johnson was charged, and detectives are working with State’s Attorney Richard D. Fritz to confirm Suspect Johnson is prohibited from possessing firearms from a prior conviction.
Michelle Dawn Bettencourt (Age 44 of Mechanicsville) was indicted and subsequently arrested for numerous counts of prescription fraud. Suspect Bettencourt was charged for submitting fraudulent and forged prescriptions on at least three occasions where she obtained “Percocet”. Additional charges are pending locally and in other jurisdictions for similar crimes.
Inquiries should be directed to Captain Daniel D. Alioto, Commander of Vice/Narcotics, at 301-475-4200, ext *1918.