SEAN MENDOZA’S WAX & SHINE SHUT DOWN – St. Mary’s Vice Squad Collars Convicted Drug Dealer after Calvert States Attorney Martin’s Easy Deal
MECHANICSVILLE, MD. – A sweet deal made on March 8, 2016, by Calvert County States Attorney Laura Martin for a St. Mary’s County drug dealer was a benevolent and compassionate one, indeed. The deal that let Sean Douglas Mendoza out of jail to attend his grandfather’s funeral must have given Martin warm fuzzy feelings right down to her liberal soul. However, it is doubtful that the Republican who runs on a law and order platform during election years, will be anxious to claim Mendoza as a success story.
In a plea deal concocted in Calvert County Circuit Court, Martin allowed Mendoza to plea deal his way out of a guilty plea to possession of drugs with the intent to distribute. The Deal:
Five years in prison with four years, ten months and fifteen days suspended. Net time served from the five-year sentence: forty-five days. Four other charges were dropped in the deal. Court records show that the deal authorized “work release”. Therefore, the self-admitted drug dealer who was sentenced to a five-year stretch in prison but was let off of all the time with the exception of forty-five days was allowed “work release” for those forty-five days to pursue his stated occupation of being a drug dealer.
According to the evidence provided in his arrest by the St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Vice Squad Commander, Capt. Daniel Alioto, Mendoza was right back to work in his drug ring of being a multi-level marketing exporter of THC Wax, and bulk amounts of high-grade marijuana.
Capt. Alioto reports that St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics detectives developed information Sean Douglas Mendoza, 21, of 26446 Lawrence Adams Drive, Mechanicsville, Md., was selling narcotics. As the investigation continued, police say that Mendoza was observed by detectives meeting with Kyle Tanner Harradine, 18, who also lives at the northern end of St. Mary’s County in the Mechanicsville area at 41145 Jesse Drive. During that encounter, detectives observed the two merging a large sum of money and utilized the United States Postal Service for shipment.
That’s right; these two bozos didn’t use PayPal, prepaid credit cards, Western Union or a money order. They simply put a big stash of cash in a package and mailed it. Capt. Alioto didn’t know whether or not the convicted drug dealer Mendoza had purchased insurance for the package of cash when he and Harradine mailed it off to their “French Connection.”
It is clear that these two homeboys didn’t take Crime 101 at Chopticon High School but as long as the St. Mary’s County States Attorney doesn’t perform another Courtroom Miracle the way the Calvert States Attorney did, they might get a chance to learn more about proper money handling for criminals from the experienced Bubbas in the Maryland prison system.
Representing Mendoza in the Calvert Circuit Court drug distribution case for the DEAL OF THE CENTURY for an admitted drug dealer was Prince Frederick attorney Ian A. Pesetsky. Pesetsky might want to force Mendoza to dig deep into his drug stash and come up with a fee of about $25,000 to perform another miracle.
The real telling aspect of this case for Calvert County residents wondering if their States Attorney has simply had her mind turn to mush is whether or not she will call for the five years of unsupervised probation given to Mendoza in the sweet plea deal to be revoked and have him appear for a hearing that may send him straight to prison.
Capt. Alioto reports that detectives contacted investigators in the United States Postal Inspectors Office and briefed them on the cash package mailed by Mendoza and his sidekick and drug dealer-in-training Harradine.
“THC Wax” is a marijuana plant divertive, which contains extremely high levels of “THC” which can lead to hallucinations. A second package addressed to Mendoza was intercepted and found to contain approximately 2 pounds of high-grade marijuana valued at $6,800. The third package was the package detectives observed suspect Mendoza and Harradine preparing for shipment, which contained more than $3,000.
Postal Inspectors assisted in this investigation by intercepting three separate packages. One package contained 295 grams of high potency Tetrahydrocannabinol wax or “THC Wax” (street value $8,500) addressed to Harradine. “THC Wax” is a marijuana plant divertive, which contains extremely high levels of “THC” which can lead to hallucinations. A second package addressed to Mendoza was intercepted and found to contain approximately 2 pounds of high-grade marijuana valued at $6,800. The third package was the package detectives observed suspect Mendoza and Harradine preparing for shipment, which contained more than $3,000.
Search and seizure warrants were conducted on the homes of both suspects.
Capt. Alioto told THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY that Harradine fled as the St. Mary’s County Emergency Services Team (EST) made entry into the home.
“We always have someone on the back door too,” said Alioto, who noted that Deputies apprehended him after a short foot chase. ‘He grabbed a pound of pot and took off, but he wasn’t fast enough.”
Harradine was fleeing with a pound of high-grade marijuana and more than 110 grams of potent “THC Wax”.
Alioto said that 409 ounces of suspected marijuana, with a street Value $8,180, 12.8 ounces of suspected “THC Wax,” suspected tabs of LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) and more than $14,000 in cash was seized. Evidence also revealed additional packages were previously received.
Will Harradine’s parents wonder now where the money was coming from or was he just working overtime somewhere flipping burgers?
The search warrant executed at the home of Mendoza revealed digital scales, packaging materials, and two cell phones. Another suspect, Noel Segovia, 18, of Mechanicsville, was located within the home and found to be in possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana and 20 Lisdexamfetamine tablets, an amphetamine used to treat ADHD.
Mendoza had been recently arrested on a malicious property destruction charge from an incident that took place on June 26, 2016. He was served with a warrant by Maryland State Trooper Jason Mulhearn.
On Sept. 5, 2013, Mendoza was found guilty in St. Mary’s District Court after being arrested by St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Deputy James R. Molitor. With Leonardtown attorney Mike Davis representing him, Mendoza was found guilty and sent to jail for 180 days with 178 days suspended by the Judge. His probation period ended on Sept. 7, 2015. Restitution of $727 was ordered.