Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Vice/Narcotics Arrests

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics detectives developed information regarding a heroin distribution network operating throughout St. Mary’s County. Detectives began making numerous undercover purchases of heroin from the two main suspects, Latece Cantelle Greer aka “T” (Age 28) and Keara La Shawn Greer aka “KeKe” (Age 26). 

As the investigation continued, detectives determined the distribution network was operating in Calvert County and surrounding jurisdictions. Detectives utilized existing partnerships with the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division-Central South Region and the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office as the investigation widened. 

Search and seizure warrants were obtained for several locations, one of which was a home in Great Mills. Suspect Keara Greer was located inside the home with several children ranging in age from 5 months to 6 years old. A search of the residence revealed thirty-three (33) clear plastic bags containing suspected heroin totaling 13.7 grams with a street value of $1,650. Also seized was a cellular phone, nearly $900.00 in cash and a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta 4-door sedan utilized by Keara Greer and other members of the drug organization.

A second warrant for a residence in Prince Frederick, MD was executed with the assistance of the Calvert County Sheriff's Office Special Operations Team. During the search officers located four plastic bags containing one hundred seventy-five (175) bags of suspected heroin totaling 69.2 grams having a street value of $8,750. Also seized were a quantity of marijuana, cellular phones, a digital scale with residue, packaging materials, almost $1,000.00 in cash, and a 2011 Dodge Nitro. Later, detectives located a 2000 Chevrolet Impala belonging to Suspect Keara Greer, which she utilized to facilitate her distribution operation. That vehicle was seized as well. 

Detectives obtained two search and seizure warrants for bank accounts connected to Suspect Greer and seized approximately $7,500. In total detectives seized 83 grams of heroin (Valued at more than $10,000), nearly $9,400 in cash, multiple cell phones, and three vehicles. 

Suspects Kearea Greer and Latece Greer were indicted on multiple counts of “Distribution of Heroin” and “Possession with the Intent to Distribute Heroin”. Both suspects were located and arrested on 11/172016. A third suspect, Aaron Dwayne Johnson (Age 20) who was indicted on charges of “Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin” and “Distribution of Heroin” arrested on 11/18/2016. Additional charges and arrests are pending. 

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics division will continue this investigation with both the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police. We thank them for their continual partnership. Captain Daniel D. Alioto, Vice/ Narcotics commander stated, “These are true and long lasting partnerships with our fellow law enforcement agencies. We can’t thank them enough for the hard work and dedication they displayed on this and other cases as we continue to fight this serious issue across jurisdictional lines.” 

Inquiries should be directed to Captain Daniel D. Alioto, Commander of Vice/Narcotics, at 301-475-4200, ext. *1918.

Kearea Greer 
Aaron Dwayne Johnson

 Latece Cantelle Greer