On July 7, members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Section, with assistance from the CCSO Emergency Services Team, Special Operations Division, and K9, served a search warrant at a house in the 9500 block of Kline Drive in La Plata.
A resident of the home, James Leroy Brown, III, 41, had previously been indicted by a Charles County Grand Jury on drug distribution charges.
During the search warrant, detectives located crack cocaine, drug distribution paraphernalia, packaging material, and a semi-automatic handgun. Brown is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a previous felony conviction. Brown was located inside the residence and served the indictment.
On July 8, a judge released Brown on personal recognizance from the Charles County Detention Center. Brown was convicted of CDS Possession with intent to distribute in 2001 and given 90 days w/ work release. He was then convicted of CDS Manufacturing/Distribute and CDS Distribution in 2009/2021, where he also violated probation on these charges twice. In 2013 he submitted an Alford Plea to having a Rifle/Shotgun with a Felony conviction and was sentenced to 5 years. His trial for the newest charges is scheduled for 10/31/2022.
The investigation is continuing.