On August 23 at 2:16 p.m., detectives assigned to the Narcotics Enforcement Section initiated an investigation based on a report of possible illegal drug activity in the area of Mattingly Avenue in Indian Head. Detectives observed two males involved in what appeared to be a drug transaction. Upon further investigation, detectives recognized one of the suspects, Russell Marcell Chesley, 35, of Indian Head, as having an active warrant relating to previous drug charges and failure to appear in court. Upon approaching the suspects, Chesley was found to be in possession of a quantity of crack cocaine, N,N-Dimethylpentylone (Boot) and Suboxone. The other suspect, Delonte Reginald Johnson, 31, of Suitland, had an active warrant for his arrest. Chesley was charged with possession with the intent to distribute drugs, possession with intent to distribute narcotics, and other related charges. Johnson was arrested for the warrant. The Narcotics Enforcement Section is investigating.


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