DRUG DEALERS GIVE FACEBOOK THUMBS UP
St. Mary’s Sheriff Police Beat / Indictments for dealing cocaine in Lancaster Park served on Dayshawn Nolan and Deuan Herndon
LEXINGTON PARK, MD. — Dealing drugs in a public park is a popular venue for many drug dealers and St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron reports that once again alleged dealers were popped in a park.
While open air drug markets once thrived in many areas, with hooded police officers jumping out of old vans in dark intersections in Lexington Park trailer parks on the King Kennedy Estates in Oakville, dealers are keeping up with the times. Many of them are on Facebook and other social media.
Unless a trained and educated eye of a law enforcement officer was used to glean the unique linguistics of the posters, the digital tracks left behind by these felonious Facebook Friends could never be used against them in court.
Tracking convicted and alleged drug figures in St. Mary’s County by their Facebook accounts reveals connections between the drug underworld that police can easily follow.
Drug dealers in the Lexington Park and Great Mills area use an eclectic jingo of cultural lingo perhaps unknown to anyone not thoroughly involved in the devolution of the ethnocentric life of the African-American variation of the English language.
That “Tommy Two-Thumbs” and “Nimble Bimble” might not have mastered a miniature keyboard any more than they did elementary grammar could account for much of the unique dialogue used by local drug dealers on Facebook. Unless a trained and educated eye of a law enforcement officer was used to glean the unique linguistics of the posters, the digital tracks left behind by these felonious Facebook Friends could never be used against them in court.
No jury would understand any more of their banter than the Japs did of the Navaho* Indian language used in military communications during WWII.
Drug deals can be arranged by the Facebook message feature, delivered by Fed Ex and drug dealers have no real need to meet their customers in person – at least were it not for drug sniffing dogs at Fed Ex and Post Office distribution centers.
Connect the dots in the following report:
Sheriff Cameron reports that on May 2, 2016, Deputy D. McClure of the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division made contact with Dayshawn Martel Nolan, 24, of 45716 Military Lane, Lexington Park, Md., who police say was an occupant of a vehicle parked in the rear lot of Lancaster Park located at 21550 Willows Rd. in Lexington Park, Maryland. Dep. McClure subsequently placed Nolan under arrest for an outstanding warrant for trespassing. A search incident to arrest of the vehicle revealed suspected heroin and cocaine packaged for resale and a loaded .22 caliber revolver. McClure identified the vehicle’s operator as Deuan Manuel Herndon, 31, of 48548 Mattapany Road, Lexington Park, Md.
Numerous items of evidence found in proximity to the revolver were analyzed and determined to be both heroin and cocaine.
Police say that the facts of this investigation were presented to the Grand Jury for St. Mary’s County, Maryland, by a detective assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division. As a result, both Nolan and Herndon were indicted on one count each of the following: possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, wear, carry, and transport a handgun on person, and possession of a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.
Nolan was subsequently served the five-count indictment while already incarcerated on an unrelated matter at the St. Mary’s County Jail in Leonardtown, Maryland.
On the evening of August 14, 2017, deputies from the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division responded to the front lobby of the St. Mary’s County Jail in Leonardtown and made contact with Herndon. Upon being informed of the active arrest warrant regarding the indictment, Herndon fled on foot in an attempt to elude the uniformed deputies before being apprehended. Along with being served the five-count indictment, Herndon was additionally charged with resisting arrest and issued a civil citation for possession of fewer than ten grams of marijuana.
Two taxpayer-provided attorneys, Cynthia Setien Panos and Matthew Connell, represent Nolan free of charge on his indictment filed on Feb. 2, 2017. In St. Mary’s Circuit Court on Aug. 11, 2017, St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz entered into a plea deal with Nolan and his free attorneys, to drug possession charge. THE DEAL: Fritz dropped a felony drug dealing charge and in return for Nolan pleading guilty to possession of a drug, either cocaine or heroin, a sentence of 18 months in jail was imposed with all but one year suspended. On Aug. 19, 2017, a motion was made to the Judge to reconsider the sentence that was agreed to in the plea deal. In Maryland, a Judge can use any reason whatsoever to change a sentence, usually done after the public is not paying any attention. Plea deals are not the topic of press releases from Prosecutors.
Herndon was charged with resisting arrest by St. Mary’s Deputy Henry on Aug. 14, 2017. Herndon picked up a marijuana violation on the same day. The two charges were in connection with his arrest on a Grand Jury Indictment for possession with the intent to sell drugs, having a handgun on his person and using a gun in the business of dealing drugs. The drugs he is alleged to have been dealing were not marijuana, according to court records.
Facebook Friends of Dayshawn Nolan:
Nicholas Hutsell – Charges include these incidents: ASSAULT, DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: On Saturday, August 6, 2016, Maryland State Police Tpr. Mulhearn responded to the 19000 block of Teddy Way in Lexington Park for the report of an assault. The investigation revealed that Nicholas Blaine Hutsell, 23, of 1077 Golden West Way, Lusby, Md., had assaulted a female victim. During the assault, he kicked in a door, causing damage to the door’s frame. Mr. Hutsell was located and placed under arrest for Second Degree Assault and Malicious Destruction of Property Less than $1000. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center and held pending a bond review with the District Court Commissioner.
- Hutsell entered a guilty plea to second-degree assault in a plea deal with St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz on Oct. 13, 2016. THE DEAL: A verdict of Probation Before Judgement with 180 days in jail suspended; plus, probation until April 13, 2018. The property destruction charge was dropped by Fritz as part of the deal.
- A final protective order sought against Hutsell for domestic violence was issued in St. Mary’s District Court on Aug. 15, 2016.
- Charged with assault on April 8, 2015, Hutsell hired the Gunslinger Lawyer, Kevin J. McDevitt of Leonardtown and on June 11, 2015, was able to have a charge of second-degree assault put on the Stet Docket in a plea deal with St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz.
- Charged with assault a final protective order against Hutsell for domestic violence was issued by a St. Mary’s District Court Judge on Aug. 25, 2015.
- Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance – Marijuana- On September 28, 2012, at approximately 10:50 p.m. deputies responded to Town Creek Elementary School for a report of a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, deputies contacted Nicholas Blain Hutsell, 19 of California, Maryland. Initial investigation revealed the possibility of a controlled dangerous substance in the vehicle. A drug detection K-9 responded to the scene, and Hutsell was asked to exit the driver’s door so the K-9 could scan the vehicle. As Hutsell exited, the vehicle suspected marijuana fell from the vehicle onto the ground. Hutsell was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance – suspected marijuana.
- (Note: Hutsell hasn’t yet been charged or convicted of drug dealing but with time, who knows what might happen.)
Antwaun Somerville sentenced to four years in prison on drug dealing conviction
Antwaun Marquis Somerville, 46179 Leesa Court, Lexington Park, Md. – Indicted by a St. Mary’s County Grand Jury for drug distribution on Jan. 12, 2017, Somerville hired Maryland Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller as his attorney for the crime alleged to have taken place on Nov. 27, 2016. In a plea deal arranged by Senator Miller and St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz on Aug. 25, 2017 (magically the same date that new charges were placed against Nolan) Somerville entered a plea of guilty to drug distribution and possession of a gun by a felon. THE DEAL: Somerville was sentenced to five years in prison for the gun charge with all of the sentence suspended. Somerville was sentenced to five years in prison for the dealing drug charge with one year suspended. Court records reflect that Somerville was jailed on Aug. 25, 2017.
JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES! Antwaun Somerville reportedly pointed a handgun at a female acquaintance while he was following her in a separate vehicle as she was attempting to elude him.
According to St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron, the original arrest for this prison term took place as follows: Antwaun Marquis Somerville, 27, of Great Mills was indicted and subsequently arrested pursuant to an investigation that occurred on November 27, 2016. During the incident, Antwaun Somerville reportedly pointed a handgun at a female acquaintance while he was following her in a separate vehicle as she was attempting to elude him. Deputies from the Patrol Division located Somerville in the area, and he was found to be in possession of three (3) handguns, more than 120 grams of marijuana, digital scales, and packaging material indicating an intent to distribute the controlled dangerous substance.
As the investigation continued, deputies discovered an active protection order between Somerville and the female victim which prohibits Somerville from contacting the victim. Somerville was arrested on scene, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center at which time he was held with no bond.
The facts of the investigation were presented to the Grand Jury for St. Mary’s County at which time an indictment was issued for Somerville, charging him with first and second-degree assault, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, possession of a regulated firearm during a drug-trafficking crime, and possession of a regulated firearm after being convicted of a disqualifying crime. He was arrested and held without bond on February 8, 2017.
STEVEN MICHAEL RYAN –
Steven M. Ryan posted a photo on his Facebook page that says “We Demand Justice.”
GREAT MILLS, MD. – An arrest by St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Deputy Corcoran on May 27, 2016, for theft under $1,000 and spending funny money for his purchases resulted in both charges placed on the Stet Docket in St. Mary’s District Court by States Attorney Richard Fritz on Nov. 22, 2016. THE DEAL: no time and no fine. Apparently, Ryan demanded and got justice – or as some may put it – a free pass.
Charged on May 26, 2016, with disorderly conduct after police cracked down in a series of “Wildings” at a private party at the Hollywood Vol. Fire Department, the IHOP, the Lexington Lounge in Lexington Park (formerly The Roost) and the Pegg Road Shell, St. Mary’s States Attorney Fritz dropped the charge on Aug. 11, 2016.
ASSAULT ON POLICE OFFICER — Demo Derby in Food Lion Parking Lot, Wayne Jordan charged with running into Deputy– According to St. Mary’s Sheriff Tim Cameron, on August 22, 2014, Deputy Schultz responded to the Food Lion parking located on Alton Lane in California, Md., after a citizen reported individuals in a vehicle possibly smoking drugs.
Deputy Schultz located the vehicle, a blue Acura RL, and approached the vehicle. The driver, later identified as Wayne Aloysius Jordan Jr., 24, of Great Mills, quickly threw something into the passenger side of the vehicle. Jordan then put the vehicle in reverse and accelerated rapidly striking another parked vehicle. Jordan placed the vehicle in drive and accelerated toward Deputy Schultz striking Deputy Schultz. Jordan continued forward striking another parked vehicle.
Additional deputies arrived and attempted to stop Jordan’s vehicle. Jordan refused to stop and continued to drive dangerously through the parking lot. Jordan’s vehicle struck 2 more parked vehicles before coming to a stop. Jordan then fled on foot. He was apprehended a short time later by deputies. A K9 alerted for the presence of a controlled dangerous substance during a subsequent scan of Jordan’s vehicle. A large bag containing several smaller bags of suspected marijuana was found inside the vehicle. Also found inside the vehicle were various items of stolen property.
Jordan and a passenger, Steven Michael Ryan, 24, of 45794 Elm Court, Lexington Park, Md., were placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. Jordan was charged with 1st Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Assault, 2nd Degree Assault on Law Enforcement, Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession Paraphernalia, and Property Destruction Over $1,000. Ryan was charged with Possession Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession Paraphernalia. Deputy Schultz sustained minor injuries. The charges against Ryan were put on the Stet Docket on Oct. 30, 2014, by States Attorney Richard Fritz. THE DEAL: No fine and no time.
In St. Mary’s District Court on Aug. 11, 2016, Ryan entered a guilty plea to disorderly conduct for an event that took place on Feb. 5, 2016. Ryan was also charged with littering by St. Mary’s Deputy Stone. In a plea deal with a free attorney, Amber Lynn Wetzel, provided by the taxpayers, and St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz, Ryan pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and the littering charge was dropped. THE DEAL: 60 days in jail suspended, 60 days of probation, 40 hours of community service and no fine.
In a plea deal to charges of failing to comply with a peace order and second-degree assault following Ryan’s arrest on May 15, 2015, Ryan entered into a plea deal with States Attorney Fritz. THE DEAL: the assault charge was dropped (which didn’t provide too much justice for his victim), and Ryan entered a guilty plea to violating the peace order. Ryan was sentenced to 90 days in jail with 80 days suspended and probation until Jan. 16, 2017.
Ryan and Jordan are also FACEBOOK FRIENDS.
Wayne Aloysius Jordan, currently in the Hotel St. Mary’s, was charged in an Indictment of the St. Mary’s County Circuit Court Grand Jury with assault in a jail guard on Sept. 8, 2016. In a plea deal with St. Mary’s States Attorney Richard Fritz on March 17, 2017, Jordan entered a plea of guilty to second-degree assault. THE DEAL: Jordan (already in jail on another conviction) was given a year in jail with all of the time suspended, meaning Jordan got a free pass for assaulting the Detention Center Correctional Officer. The count of first-degree assault was dropped by Fritz. No time, no fine, no correction.
Jordan, formerly of 45633 Taras Court, Great Mills, Md., was served with seventeen criminal counts in an Indictment by the Grand Jury of St. Mary’s County, Md. The counts included: first-degree burglary, theft under $1,000, conspiracy to commit first-degree burglary, illegal possession of a firearm, conspiracy to commit theft, credit card theft. Jordan was represented by a free attorney, provided by the taxpayers from the public defender’s office: Sean Moran.
Grand Jury Indictments issued on Sept. 9, 2014, for the events of Aug. 22, 2014, were concluded in St. Mary’s Circuit Court on Aug. 24, 2016. In a plea deal with St. Mary’s States Attorney Fritz, Jordan entered a plea of guilty to first-degree burglary and to second-degree assault. THE DEAL: for the assault charge on the deputy, Jordan was sentenced to 5 years in prison, with all of the sentence suspended. On the charge of burglary, Jordan was sentenced to ten years, with five years suspended, with credit given for 705 days of time served and 5 years of unsupervised probation.
Jordan was sentenced to 4 years in prison on Feb. 2, 2009, for conspiracy to commit armed robbery after he entered a guilty plea. Two other counts of robbery were dropped as part of a plea deal. THE DEAL: no time was suspended. Jordan failed to appear for a hearing for violating his probation on May 19, 2014, and on June 29, 2016, court records state: “Result Reason: Hearing Futile.”
- EDITOR’S NOTE: During World War I and World War II, hundreds of American Indians joined the United States armed forces and used words from their traditional tribal languages as weapons. The United States military asked them to develop secret battle communications based on their languages—and America’s enemies never deciphered the coded messages they sent. “Code Talkers,” as they came to be known after World War II, are twentieth-century American Indian warriors and heroes who significantly aided the victories of the United States and its allies.