Three arrested and charged in Lexington Park narcotics investigation

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

Lexington Park, MD- In September of 2019, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Division began an investigation into the distribution of controlled dangerous substances by Dedron Manuel Neal, age 27 of Lexington Park.  

Dedron Manuel Neal, age 27 of Lexington Park

On September 21, 2019, with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team and Sheriff’s Office K-9, members of the Vice Narcotics Division executed a search and seizure warrant at Neal’s residence in Lexington Park.

Neal was located in the apartment and found to be in possession of suspected cocaine.  

Also located in the residence was Heather Nicole Hugel, age 29 of Aquasco, and Curtis William Richardson, age 25 of California.

Neal, Hugel, and Richardson were arrested and charged with CDS: Possession- Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession- Paraphernalia, and incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown, Maryland.

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

The Southern Maryland Chronicle is a local, small business entrusted to provide factual, unbiased reporting to the Southern Maryland Community. While we look to local businesses for advertising, we hope to keep that cost as low as possible in order to attract even the smallest of local businesses and help them get out to the public. We must also be able to pay employees(part-time and full-time), along with equipment, and website related things. We never want to make the Chronicle a “pay-wall” style news site.

To that end, we are looking to the community to offer donations. Whether it’s a one-time donation or you set up a reoccurring monthly donation. It is all appreciated. All donations at this time will be going to furthering the Chronicle through hiring individuals that have the same goals of providing fair, and unbiased news to the community. For now, donations will be going to a business PayPal account I have set-up for the Southern Maryland Chronicle, KDC Designs. All business transactions currently occur within this PayPal account. If you have any questions regarding this you can email me at

Thank you for all of your support and I hope to continue bringing Southern Maryland the best news possible for a very long time. — David M. Higgins II

© 2019 The Southern Maryland Chronicle. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.