Charles County Sheriff's Office

Incident Briefs February 22-23, 2018


Diane Richardson

Media Relations Office


SUSPECT CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF DRUGS AND OTHER CRIMES: On February 23 at 5:15 a.m., members of the Vice Narcotics Unit were preparing to serve a search warrant in Waldorf relating to a drug distribution investigation. At that time, the person of interest in the investigation left the house in a car. Cpl. J. Morales attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver fled and refused to pull over. The suspect struck a Ford F-250, which was then pushed in a Chevrolet Tahoe near the intersection of Leonardtown Road and St. Charles Parkway. The suspect was apprehended without further incident. No one was injured. During the search of the suspect’s house, ammunition, a drum magazine for a handgun, a digital scale, and approximately $1,200.00 worth of marijuana were recovered along with packaging materials. In addition, another search warrant was obtained for the suspect’s car where officers found a loaded handgun with no serial number and an additional loaded 30 round magazine. Andarius Ocyrus Conner, 21, of Waldorf, who was out on bond for a previous distribution case, was charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute, illegal possession of a firearm, and numerous traffic charges.

Andarius Conner

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH: On February 22, at 8:23 p.m., the operator of a Kawasaki dirt bike was traveling northbound on Hamilton Road in Waldorf with no lights on. The driver of a Chevrolet Impala was making a left turn onto Shearwater Drive when the dirt bike struck the car. As a result of the collision, two juveniles – who were on the dirt bike – were seriously injured. They were transported to a hospital. Cpl. B. Saunders of the Traffic Operations Unit is investigating.

DETECTIVES RECOVER DRUGS DURING SEARCH WARRANT: On February 22, following a three-week investigation into alleged drug dealing, a search warrant was served in the 4600 block of Strauss Avenue in Indian Head. Detectives recovered approximately $600 worth of crack cocaine, which had been packaged for sale and distribution. Ammunition for a handgun was also recovered, but a gun was not found. Ami Elizabeth Clagett, 44, and Persel Stephane Hughes, 53, both of Indian Head, were charged with possession with intent to distribute drugs and possession.

Ami Clagett

Persel Hughes

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