St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics detectives developed information Sean Douglas Mendoza (Age 21 of Mechanicsville) was selling narcotics. As the investigation continued, Suspect Mendoza was observed by detectives meeting with Suspect Kyle Tanner Harradine (Age 18 of Mechanicsville). During that encounter, detectives observed the two merging a large sum of money and utilized the United States Postal Service for shipment.
Detectives contacted our partners in the United States Postal Inspectors Office and briefed them. Postal Inspectors assisted in this investigation by intercepting three separate packages. One package contained 295 grams of high potency Tetrahydrocannabinol wax or “THC Wax” (street value $8,500) addressed to Suspect Harradine. “THC Wax” is a marijuana plant divertive, which contains extremely high levels of “THC” which can lead to hallucinations. A second package addressed to Suspect Mendoza was intercepted and found to contain approximately two pounds of high-grade marijuana valued at $6,800. The third package was the package detectives observed suspect Mendoza and Harradine preparing for shipment, which contained more than $3,000.
Search and seizure warrants were conducted on the homes of both suspects. Suspect Harradine fled on foot as the St. Mary’s County Emergency Services Team (EST) made entry into the home. Perimeter Support Team Deputies apprehended him after a short foot chase. Suspect Harradine was fleeing with a pound of high-grade marijuana and more than 110 grams of potent “THC Wax”. Additionally, 409 ounces of suspected marijuana (Street Value $8,180), 12.8 ounces of suspected “THC Wax,” suspected tabs of LSD(Lysergic acid diethylamide) and more than $14,000 in cash was seized. Evidence also revealed additional packages were previously received.
The search warrant executed at the home of Suspect Mendoza revealed digital scales, packaging materials, and two cell phones. Another suspect, Noel Segovia (Age 18 of Mechanicsville) was located within the home and found to be in possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana and 20 Lisdexamfetamine tablets, an amphetamine used to treat ADHD.
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.
|Sean Douglas Mendoza|
|Kyle Tanner Harradine|