Vice Narcotics executes Search Warrant, recovers cocaine, handguns, money

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

Leonardtown, MD- On January 10, 2019, detectives with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division, along with the COPS Unit, Sheriff’s Office K-9, and the Emergency Services Team executed a search warrant in the 40000 block of King Drive in Mechanicsville.  

Recovered during the search warrant were two handguns, cocaine, marijuana, and U.S. currency.

Nicholas Antonie Shade, age 25 of Hollywood

Gerell Terrence Shingles, age 27 of Mechanicsville, and Nicholas Antonie Shade, age 25 of Hollywood were arrested and charged with CDS Possession-Not Marijuana, in conjunction with the search warrant.

Shingles was also charged with CDS Possession-Marijuana More than 10 grams.  

Gerell Terrence Shingles, age 27 of Mechanicsville

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

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