SOUTHERN MARYLAND POLICE BEAT / Cops: Junkies swap liquid methadone to drug dealers for heroin; Javar Nolan plucked From Pump House Lane on distribution of heroin rap
CHINGVILLE, MD. – Those handy consumer size bottles of liquid methadone handed out free to junkies come in handy. The junkies who need a fix trade them to drug dealers for heroin, which is the substance that the Health Department attempts to deter addicts from abusing. You just can’t keep a good junkie down.
Capt. Daniel Alioto reports that the St. Mary’s County Vice/Narcotics detectives began an investigation into the possibility heroin was being sold from a residence on Pump House Lane in Leonardtown, Maryland. As the investigation continued, Alioto reports that it was confirmed that Javar Charles-Marquis Nolan, 30, of 36907 West Lakeland Drive, Mechanicsville, Md., was selling heroin from the target home located in Chingville next to Winters Sheet Metal.
Detectives obtained a search and seizure warrant, which was executed with the assistance of the Emergency Services Team, K-9 and Vice/Narcotics Support Team deputies. Recovered from the home were 67 individual baggies of heroin (street value $4,500), packaging materials, a digital scale, a drug ledger, a quantity of marijuana, and nearly $3,900 in cash. Additionally, numerous bottles of liquid methadone in the names of other individuals were recovered, which appear to have been traded for heroin.
Capt. Alioto reports that additional arrests and charges against Nolan are pending a review with the St. Mary’s State’s Attorney.
It shouldn’t be too hard to review this case with States Attorney Richard Fritz as Nolan is the same guy that Fritz indicted for drug distribution after being arrested by the same detectives and charged by criminal information by Fritz on Sept. 2, 2015. In a plea deal between the taxpayer-provided attorney, Ryan Posey, and Fritz on Jan. 29, 2016, Nolan entered a guilty plea in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court to possession of marijuana and was given a year in jail with all of the jail time suspended. The rest of the deal was for charges of possession of drugs other than pot with the intent to distribute was dropped.
Nolan was indicted by a St. Mary’s County Grand Jury on March 23, 2005, for armed robbery and was represented by David Densford, who now is a Circuit Court Judge. In a plea deal between Densford and Fritz, Nolan entered a guilty plea to one count of armed robbery while ten counts of use of a handgun in the commission of a violent crime, burglary, and armed robbery were all dropped. The deal: one year in the local jail with work release authorized. Since Nolan always is provided a taxpayer paid public defender, the reader can presume that the work that Nolan was authorized to be released from jail to perform was more violent crime and dealing of drugs.