MARYLAND STATE POLICE BEAT / Geezer Junkie Christina McCauley busted for raising pot has left trail of deals with prosecutors for heroin DUI raps
LEONARDTOWN, MD. – Who’s cooking up that pot brew on Breton Bay Farm? Christina McCauley wasn’t driving under the influence of heroin on Maryland highways this time, but give her a few days. This time, when arrested, she was sitting at home and minding her own business, that of raising weed and the crop is about ready to harvest.
Maryland State Police report that a foray in pursuit of a tip found the crop being raised on a St. Mary’s County farm wasn’t prize pumpkins or even sunflowers, but $11,000 worth of ‘whacky tobaccy’ in an area where tobacco used to be the cash crop.
Investigators from the Maryland State Police, Criminal Enforcement Division-Central South Region, received information that Christina Granados McCauley, 57, of 42238 Breton Beach Road, Leonardtown, Md., was manufacturing marijuana at her Leonardtown residence.
Police report that on September 28, 2016, investigators from Central South Region made contact with McCauley at her home on the farm which overlooks Breton Bay. Investigators located and seized several suspected marijuana plants, a street value of approximately $11,000.00.
After screening the investigation with Richard Fritz, States Attorney for St. Mary’s County, investigators applied for a criminal summons, charging McCauley with manufacturing and possession of CDS.
On October 10, 2016, Christina McCauley was charged by Maryland State Police Trooper Meurrens on a criminal summons for manufacturing and possession of marijuana. By being charged on a summons, McCauley avoided being booked into jail. Arresting a heroin junkie with a record like McCauley’s smacks of preferential treatment on the part of the prosecutor. Arrest records of others show a long line of drug arrestees which were arrested, booked into jail, and given an opportunity for a bail appearance before a District Court Commissioner. In this case, McCauley was sent a valentine from St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for McCauley in District Court on November 11, 2016.
McCauley was operating a 2006 Toyota with a vanity license plate emblazoned with the letters FATHEN.
Charged with multiple traffic charges on Sept. 12, 2014, by a Maryland State Trooper, McCauley entered into a plea deal with Fritz in St. Mary’s District Court. A charge against her for driving closer to another vehicle than prudent was put on the Stet Docket on Nov. 7, 2014, by Fritz along with a payment of a fine of $110.00. The fine on a charge of failure to control speed to avoid a collision was dealt with a fine of $130.00. McCauley was operating a 2006 Toyota with a vanity license plate emblazoned with the letters FATHEN. A charge, also stemming from the same incident as the preceding charges, of negligent driving and endangering life and person, at the location of Rt. 5 northbound at Birch Manor Road near Mechanicsville, ended with a plea deal with Fritz who put the charge on the Stet Docket with a fine of $140.00.
Three traffic charges of dangerous and reckless driving issued by a Maryland State Trooper to McCauley while she was operating a 1997 Pontiac with the FATHEN tag on the vehicle on Rt. 205 at Shagle Road in Charles County ended with a plea deal in Charles County District Court on Dec. 29, 2014 when Charles County States Attorney Anthony Covington accepted a guilty plea in exchange for Probation Before Judgement and a fine of $74.50.
McCauley was charged with possession of heroin and paraphernalia by Maryland State Trooper Sorenson after a crash near Leonardtown on July 2, 2009. On March 23, 2010, Fritz accepted a plea of guilty in a deal that gave her six months in jail with all six months suspended. Also, she paid a fine of $142.50. She was represented by attorney John A. Adams of Waldorf.
Charles County States Attorney Covington dumped the two counts of DUI-drugs in a plea deal with no time and no fine.
McCauley was arrested for DUI while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance (heroin) on June 30, 2009, by a Maryland State Trooper at 12:45 pm on Rt. 228 and Rt. 301 in Waldorf, Md. Charles County States Attorney Covington dumped the two counts of DUI-drugs in a plea deal with no time and no fine.
Fritz who let her off with one year in jail and all but one day suspended, along with a fine of $242.50.
McCauley was charged with DUI while impaired by drugs on June 28, 2009, at 1:35 pm by St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Deputy Timothy Snyder at the intersection of Rt. 5 and Clark’s Rest Road south of Leonardtown. She nearly hit the deputy head on while driving a pickup. Deputy Snyder reported that she kept falling asleep while he interviewed her following getting her stopped. Pills and heroin were found in her truck. She entered into a plea deal on Nov. 18, 2009, with Fritz who let her off with one year in jail and all but one day suspended, along with a fine of $242.50. Fritz has been campaigning for years on a strong law and order platform, bragging that his actions send drug dealers to jail and cleans up the streets of drugs.