Drug Arrests in St. Mary's County

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (July 30, 2010) - The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) Narcotics Division released the following incident and arrest reports. The Division is an investigative team comprised of detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police Drug Enforcement Division and Federal Drug Agents (HIDTA Group 34). The Division was established on September 1st, 2007 and is based in St. Mary’s County.

DRUG RAID: Detectives began an investigation into an apartment in Lexington Park that was reportedly being used as a drug distribution point. As the investigation continued a search and seizure warrant was obtained. Detectives were assisted by the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Team in executing that warrant. Upon entry, the EST members observed suspect Norman Kenneth Dickerson, Jr. throw items out the window of the apartment. Recovered were baggies of cocaine and marijuana as well as $300 in cash. Suspect Dickerson Jr. was arrested and charged. Additional charges are pending a review with State's Attorney Richard D. Fritz.

PRESCRIPTION FRAUD: Detectives began an investigation into a possible prescription fraud at a Charlotte Hall pharmacy. Bernadette Theresa Gingery, 45 of Mechanicsville, was developed as a suspect. Suspect Gingery passed two fraudulent prescriptions and received a total of 210 tablets of 30 mg Oxycodone. She was charged accordingly and is currently awaiting a preliminary hearing.

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