Sunday, September 11, 2016

Vice/Narcotics Arrests

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics detectives began making undercover purchases of cocaine from Melvin Jerome Maddox aka “Melly Mel” (Age 50 of Lexington Park). Detectives indicted suspect Maddox and received multiple arrest warrants. He was observed in the Dameron area conducting drug sales when detectives observed a 3-year-old child in the vehicle. A traffic stop was conducted by uniformed deputies and a Sheriff’s Office K-9 deputy. Suspect Maddox exited the vehicle, threw a baggie containing more than 13 grams of cocaine (Street Value $1,320) and attempted to flee on foot. He was apprehended and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center where he was charged with “Possession of cocaine”, “Resisting Arrest” and the open indictments for “Distribution of Cocaine”. Detectives recovered more than $500 and a cell phone from his person.

A search warrant was executed on his residence and detectives recovered a digital scale with cocaine residue, packaging materials and nearly $700.00. A stolen Maryland Motorcycle Registration was recovered as well.

There was a female occupant of the vehicle who, along with, suspect Maddox and other persons, have potential charges outstanding pending a review by 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.
Melvin Jerome Maddox