On July 7, members of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Enforcement Section, with assistance from the CCSO Emergency Services Team, Special Operations Division, and K9, served a search warrant at a house in the 9500 block of Kline Drive in La Plata. A resident of the home, James Leroy Brown, III, 41, had previously been indicted by a Charles County Grand Jury on drug distribution charges. During the search warrant, detectives located crack cocaine, drug distribution paraphernalia, packaging material, and a semi-automatic handgun. Brown is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a previous felony conviction. Brown was located inside the residence and served the indictment. On July 8, a judge released Brown on personal recognizance from the Charles County Detention Center. The investigation is continuing.

James Leroy Brown, III

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