St. Mary's Co. Lexington Park Man Arrested for Drug Trafficking

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On May 10, 2022, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division along with members of the Emergency Services Team (EST) served a search and seizure warrant at the residence of Joseph Daren Brooks, Jr., age 19, at the 21700 block of Kearsarge Place in Lexington Park.

oseph Daren Brooks, Jr., age 19

As a result, a large quantity of suspected marijuana packaged to indicate distribution was located, as well as a shotgun, digital scale and a large sum of U.S. currency.

Brooks was arrested and charged with the following:
  1. Firearm/Drug Trafficking
  2. CDS: Possession-Marijuana 10 grams plus
  3. CDS: Possession with Intent to Distribute
Brooks remains incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Leonardtown, on a no-bond status.

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