News Release, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division began an investigation in January of 2019 into Sharon Artiago Mackall, age 40 of Lexington Park, regarding his involvement in the distribution of controlled dangerous substances (CDS). A search and seizure warrant was obtained for Mackall and a residence in Mechanicsville.

Wayne Darnell Winters, age 46 of Mechanicsville

On April 1, 2019, members of the Vice Narcotics Division assisted by the Emergency Services Team, and additional support personnel, executed the search warrants. Mackall was found to be in possession of suspected heroin. Wayne Darnell Winters, age 46 of Mechanicsville, was located on the scene in a vehicle and found to be in possession of a loaded handgun.

Sharon Artiago Mackall, age 40

Mackall was arrested and charged with CDS: Possess-Not Marijuana. Winters was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Handgun on Person
  • Handgun in Vehicle
  • Loaded Handgun on Person

Additional charges are pending further review with States Attorney Richard D. Fritz.

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