Grand Jury Indicts Five On Drug Offenses

The panel also charges one with child pornography offenses, another for solicitation of a minor.

 

Frederick, Md (KM) There were a number of indictments on narcotics offenses returned on Friday by the Frederick County Grand Jury. Two of the indictments were against Brandy Dorsey, 31, and Lavonte Darnell Nash, 26. both of Frederick. “They were indicted for distribution of narcotics as well possession with intent to distribute narcotics; and finally possession with intent to distribute near a school property,” says State’s Attorney Charlie Smith.

According to the State’s Attorney’s Office, Nash and Dorsey distributed the cocaine to a female in the parking lot of the FSK Mall on September 23rd. Frederick Police Drug Enforcement Unit officers and other agencies served a search warrant on the apartment the two shared on Key Parkway in Frederick, and confiscated individually wrapped cocaine for distribution in the residence.  The lived near the Rock Creek School.

Also indicted on drug offenses was Trevin Tyray Harris, 29,of Frederick for possession of ten grams or more of marijuana, possession of drugs near a school property (Heather Ridge School)  and two counts of possession of ammunition. “He was the subject of a Frederick Police Department DEU investigation,” says Smith. “They served a search warrant at his property over on Heather Ridge Drive. They located marijuana, paraphernalia, a large amount of US currency and also ammunition. He’s disqualified from possessing ammunition because of his prior criminal history.”

Another people indicted on drug offenses were Lisa Baker, 46, of Walkersville, for distribution, possession and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone hydrochloride. The State’s Attorney’s Office says Baker distribute oxycodoene to Brandy Dorsey on September 11th, 2019.

Also indicted on drugs offenses was Michelle Marie Spring, 37, of Brunswick. She is charged with distribution, possession and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone Hydrochloride, possession of heroin, and possession of paraphernalia, a device for smoking cocaine. This charges resulted from a transaction with an undercover officer.

Jerry Allen Harris, 55, of Frederick was indicted for possession of narcotics, illegal possession of ammunition, possession of bulletproof armor and possession of a firearm with a felony conviction. “They {Frederick Police Drug Enforcement Unit officers} served a search warrant over, again, on Key Parkway, and inside of his residence they located a 45-caliber handgun, ammunition and body armor. He’s disqualified for possessing those items s due to his prior criminal history as well.”

The Grand Jury also indicted Christian Romero-Moreno, 43, of Walkersville for promotion and distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography. Smith says an investigation into Romero-Moreno began with a tip to the Cyber Crimes Task Force from  the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. “They received a tip regarding a Facebook account with regard to Romero-Moreno. They confirmed the account, uploaded videos of child pornography. Very young engaged in not good things,” says Smith. Romero-Moreno admitted sending the video to his cousin,’ according to the State’s Attorney’s Office.

Jonathan Paul Sexton, 30, of Frederick is charged with sexual solicitation of a minor. The State’s Attorney’s Office says Sexton violated the terms of sex offender registration by not informing the registry that he opened a Snapchat account. “The detective made  contact with the defendant on Snapchat with an undercover account to confirm it. He {Sexton} began to chat with what he thought was a 13-year-old person, sending pictures of himself, not good pictures,” says Smith.

The Grand Jury also returned indictments in a domestic violence case. Charles Michael Replogle, 48, of New Market, is charged with 1st-degree assault, 2nd-degree assault, and reckless endangerment. The State’s Attorney’s Office says Replogle beat up his wife, dragging her upstairs by the hair, grabbing her throat and strangling her. He held her mouth to muffle her screams. He left an upstairs room with the baby. Replogle came back upstairs and told the victim to clean her head because it was bleeding. He became angry when she wasn’t  cleaning it fast enough, and began to strangle her again, according to the State’s Attorney’s Office. When police arrived on the scene, the children outside told officers “daddy is beating up mommy.”

The indictments move these cases to Circuit Court where a trial date will be scheduled.

The State’s Attorney’s Office says indictments are not a finding of guilt and every defendant is innocent until proven guilty.

 

By Kevin McManus

 

 

By Kevin McManus

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