News Release, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office

On May 31, 2019 Deputy Savick conducted a traffic stop on Lower Marlboro Road in Huntingtown. The driver, Michael Edwin Swearingen (27), almost struck multiple vehicles and was seen falling asleep while driving.

A search of the vehicle revealed Suboxone, Lorazepam and Klonopin. Swearingen was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana.


On June 2, 2019 deputies responded to 7-Eleven in Huntingtown for the report of an intoxicated subject. The complainant advised the subject arrived on a lawn mower with a 12 pack of beer strapped to it. Sgt. Basham observed the subject driving the lawn mower on the shoulder of N Solomons Island Road at Old Town Road in Huntingtown and made contact with him. 

Walter Jay Brown Sr. (60) was slurring his speech and was incoherent. Brown was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center where he was issued a Trespass warning from the 7-Eleven and charged with Intoxicated Public Disturbance and Possession of an Open Container.

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