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

Leonardtown, MD- In April of 2019, members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division began an investigation into John Otha Dickens Jr., age 30 of Great Mills, distributing various controlled dangerous substances.

On August 27, 2019, a search and seizure warrant was executed at Dickens’ residence in Great Mills. Dickens was found to be in possession of a quantity of cocaine and additional evidence related to the distribution of controlled dangerous substances.

John Otha Dickens Jr.

Dickens was arrested and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana.  

Additional charges are pending review with the Office of the State’s Attorney for St. Mary’s County.

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