The following is a sample of recent Charles County Sheriff’s Office investigations. For information about crimes not included in this report, visit and search by county, city, zip code or street address.

POSSESSION OF CRACK/COCAINE: On October 4, Officer T. Morgan was conducting routine patrols on St. Patrick’s Drive in Waldorf when he noticed a possible drug sale. After investigating further, Officer Morgan learned the suspect, Diane Raichelle Francisco, 22, of Waldorf, was in possession of a large amount of crack cocaine – with a street value of approximately $1,400 – and marijuana. She was arrested and charged with distribution of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Several other violations were issued to other individuals including alcohol citations, marijuana-related offenses and one person had an open warrant in Prince George’s County.

 Francisco, Diane Raichelle

Diane Francisco

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The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit