Arrest briefs are courtesy of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Thomas Emanuel Gross, age 34 of Lexington Park

On December 11, 2019, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division with assistance from the Emergency Services Team (EST), K-9 Unit, and members of the Patrol Division executed a search and seizure warrant at a residence located in the 46400 block of Chapman Drive in Lexington Park.

Thomas Emanuel Gross, age 34 of Lexington Park, was located at the residence and found to be in possession of a quantity of suspected heroin and cocaine, indicating the intent to distribute.

Gross was in possession of a handgun which he is prohibited from owning due to a prior felony conviction.

Gross was arrested and charged with the following:

  • CDS: Possession With Intent to Distribute-Cocaine
  • CDS: Possession With Intent to Distribute-Heroin
  • Two counts of CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana
  • Firearm-Possession- Crime of Violence With Felony Conviction

Gross remains incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center on a no-bond status. Additional charges are pending review with the Office of the States Attorney for St. Mary’s County.


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