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Leonardtown, MD- On March 3, 2020, Deon Lamont Jones of California, MD, 29 y/o, was sentenced to sixteen years in state prison after pleading guilty to the charge of Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin. Jones was found with over forty(40) heroin capsules.
Jones was originally charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin and Possession of CDS-Not Marijuana.
On April 8, 2019, Jones was charged with 2nd Degree Assualt and Fraud of a person in order to avoid prosecution. On October 15, 2019, he pled guilty to the fraud and was given 2 years of probation. (Case # D-043-CR-19-000485 )
The case he was sentenced for stems from a May 9, 2019 incident. Master Trooper J. Preston investigated a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Three Notch Road at Golden Beach Road, Charlotte Hall, MD.
As a result of the investigation, suspected heroin capsules were located inside one of the vehicles involved. Deon Lamont Jones, 28 of California, MD and Lisa Marie Osborne, 50 of Lusby, MD were taken into custody.
While at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, additional suspected heroin capsules were located on Jones. Jones was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute, Possession of CDS-Not Marijuana, and Possession of CDS in a place of confinement.
Osborne was charged with Possession of CDS-Not Marijuana. (19-MSP-019466)
States Attorney Richard Fritz prosecuted the case, while Maryland State Police Master Trooper J. Preston was the lead investigator.