Charles County Sheriff’s Officer Receives Award from Department of Justice

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is proud to recognize Sgt. Harry Ivers, a staff trainer at the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy and former narcotics detective, who received an award on June 21 at the 34th Law Enforcement Awards Ceremony hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice. Sgt. Ivers helped investigate a major narcotics case that led to the arrest of narcotics dealer, Raymond Proctor, and his co-conspirator, former MPD detective Stephanie Ellison.

Proctor had a wide customer base throughout the metropolitan area. During the two-year investigation, he sold heroin to undercover officers on numerous occasions throughout Washington, D.C. and Charles County. Ellison laundered money and purchased vehicles used to conduct their drug trade.
Proctor pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and conspiracy to launder monetary instruments. He was sentenced to 63 months incarceration. Ellison pled guilty to conspiracy to launder monetary instruments. She was sentenced to 15 months incarceration.

“Anytime a drug dealer is arrested, our community becomes a safer place,” Sheriff Berry said. “We are thankful for Sgt. Ivers and the rest of these hard-working officers and agents for their tireless dedication to ridding our communities of these dangerous drugs.”

Ivers was nominated for this award by Assistant U.S. Attorney Karla-Dee Clark and Assistant U.S. Attorney Zia M. Faruqui. Six other law enforcement agents and officers also worked with Ivers to investigate the case.
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Press Release prepared by Alison Haley
Student Intern, Charles County Sheriff’s Office

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