Mechanicsville Man Caught Flushing Cocaine Down Toilet During Drug Raid

January 10, 2017
Antoine Gerald Herbert, 28, of Mechanicsville

Antoine Gerald Herbert, 28, of Mechanicsville

Antoine Gerald Herbert, 28, of Mechanicsville was identified as a distributor of cocaine.

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics detectives obtained a search and seizure warrant for Herbert’s Mechanicsville home.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team (EST), K-9, and Vice/Narcotics Support Team deputies assisted in executing that search warrant. As EST membered entered the hallway, they encountered suspect Herbert. Suspect Herbert failed to follow commands and was believed to be destroying evidence by flushing cocaine down the toilet. That cocaine was unable to be recovered. Other items of evidence which were recovered included cocaine, six (6) cellular phones, nearly $800.00 in cash, two glass containers with cocaine residue and a glass microwave tray with cocaine residue which indicated “crack” cocaine manufacturing.

Herbert was arrested and additional charges are pending a review with State’s Attorney Richard D. Fritz.

At the time of his arrest, Herbert was out on bond from a December 31st, 2016 incident which occurred in Charles County, Maryland and involved a handgun and fleeing from police.

In this incident Herbert went before a District Court Commissioner and bail was set at $5000.00. Herbert was released a few hours after his arrest after posting the established bond pending further action by judicial authorities.

Antoine Gerald Herbert, 28, of Mechanicsville

Antoine Gerald Herbert, 28, of Mechanicsville

Antoine Gerard Herbert, 28, of Mechanicsville

Antoine Gerard Herbert, 28, of Mechanicsville

26 Responses to Mechanicsville Man Caught Flushing Cocaine Down Toilet During Drug Raid

  1. Rob Stark Sr on January 10, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Once again, and again, and again, we have a wonderful example of the criminal justice systems failure to protect the community. This thug was just caught in Charles County with a gun. The court commissioner set a low bond and he went right back to his criminal enterprise.
    It must be so aggravating to be a police officer around here. You risk your life enforcing the law and the court commissioners set such low bonds that the criminals are back on the streets, committing more crimes before officers even finish their shifts. Sad!

    • Anonymous on January 10, 2017 at 3:01 pm

      Well said.

    • Anonymous on January 10, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      Well said!!

    • Anonymous on January 10, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      Yes it it is. That’s why I never vote Democrat. These liberal governors that we have appoint liberal judges, etc and this is what you end up with. Judges believe that the can change these turd’s ways, but alas, reality says differently. The same turds over and over again. We keep turning a blind eye and many on here say “petty” or “its just $10 worth.” Where does it end?

    • brian on January 10, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      I agree but you have to remember he hasn’t gone to court yet. He will do time. He will also be indicted for both incidents in the coming future..

      • Rob Stark Sr on January 11, 2017 at 11:48 am


        I hope you’re correct but I don’t have any hope that is what will happen. The criminals in Southern Maryland have shown time and time again that they have absolutely no fear of the courts!

      • Cops Mom on January 11, 2017 at 12:54 pm

        Rob you are so correct in your statement….very well said

        Anonymous – it isn’t a matter of democrat, liberal, republican or conservative….it is a matter of following the laws and the punishments stated for those laws….at this point Brian is right…this thug hasn’t even see a judge for, at least, these two arrest….at this point it is the court commissioners who don’t even consider the past and just hand out bond like pez….the court commissioner we have now (I believe she is still there) is a piece of work….was a manager at Pizza Hut and now a court commissioner…and if you see the bonds she hands out to her friends, family and fellow kind against the average person she doesn’t know or doesn’t think deserves a break from the racial law enforcement and court system…their bond is much higher. I’m not trying to race bait, but I am pointing out a fact….and if she is still the court commissioner you can see why this thug only got a slap on the wrist bond.

        Now when this guy goes to court….depending on the judge he gets or if he gets a jury trial who determines sentencing….he still might not do that much if any time….one of Charles County Judges is pretty strict and won’t take any bull at sentencing….couple of the others….they are iffy…..St Mary’s county Judges need to grow a couple of pairs just to get through the day and through a court case much less growing another pair for sentencing.

    • Joe on January 11, 2017 at 9:53 am

      Again- as a retired cop- well said. For every new person who starts using buying from him, of hurting someone else or dying of overdose- the courts need to be held at least partially responsible. The question is- is it the commissioners alone behind this- is it limited capacities in the jails? is it policies set by the administrate end of the courts? Time for a little REAL investigative reporting

      • Anonymous on January 12, 2017 at 8:20 am

        The courts have ruled everyone is entitled to bail. Whether we like it or not, that’s the way it is.

        • Rob Stark Sr. on January 15, 2017 at 7:25 pm

          doesn’t mean he’s entitled to a low bail!

          • Anonymous on January 16, 2017 at 10:25 am

            The district court commissioners think differently.

  2. anon. on January 10, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Did he get those bruises from his recent arrest? Shocked there hasn’t been a complaint about police brutality!

  3. Nick on January 10, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    I am with Rob on this one. What the hell is wrong with the commissioners?
    Time and time again, they let these punks out with with low bond or on their own recognizance.
    More often than not these same offenders are arrested again within days of their release.

    I can’t imagine how frustrated law enforcement officers get with 1) the never-ending cycle of arrests/release and 2) the so call “court” commissioners.

  4. innocent bystandard on January 10, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    I will not get into whether illegal drugs ought to be legal, although I support the decriminalization of marijuana (cannabis). Theres not just one kind of cannabis, there are literally hundreds of kinds, and, like alcohol, not all equally as potent. Alot of drug users may not take into consideration that illegal drugs are dangerous because there is no quality assurance factor built in. So, before you use or continue to use illegal drugs, consider that the product you’re getting is not 100% guaranteed, or what it claims to be. Those that manufacture whiskey, bourbon, wine, brandy, or cigars/ cigarettes are into checking the product over and over gain, to make sure it is what it claims to be, constant and consistent, so that buyers will continue to be buyers, so that one time users will continue to be users. This may not happen with illegal drugs. So, good question, when the user attempts to buy cocaine, are they buying it or another substance that appears to be it? And, what is the recourse, besides none, if they don’t buy it? Is it 10% cocaine, 5% cocaine, or 100% cocaine? Is the buyer familiar enough with the street value to know when they’re under/ over paying, or its just right, and, again, what guarantees are there that they’re getting the right product? Until these questions are answered, its a good enough reason to stay away fro illegal drugs. Whether or not certain drugs ought to be illegal is another story. God Bless David Koresh and the Branch Davidian compound, who met their fate not because of their quacky religious views, but because they knew way too much about a drug trade that had moved from Mena, Arkansas to where they were. Another story that was misrepresented by the media.

    • Anonymous on January 11, 2017 at 10:54 am

      I agree. When you buy your heroin, make sure you know it’s origin. That way you can rest assured that the quality control checks have been done. Very good advice.

      • John Q Citizen on January 13, 2017 at 9:13 am

        Funny,love it.

  5. George on January 10, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Yep, Maryland’s judicial system is absolutely worthless. Worthless. A joke

  6. JustaCitizen on January 11, 2017 at 6:31 am

    He believes he is a hard ass and his facial expressions appear to show his deep depth of remorse. Let him join the rest of the unrepentant drug dealers in prison

  7. Jack Wagon on January 11, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Good thing they set his bond so low. He needs to get back out and sell some more coke to pay all his legal fees.

  8. Anonymous on January 11, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Maybe this time he will finally get a real sentence. Who am I kidding, he will be out in less then a month.

  9. Michelle on January 11, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Was this the search and seizure that took place on Asher Road?

    • seth on January 13, 2017 at 9:00 pm


  10. Dog Leg on January 12, 2017 at 7:36 am

    From the looks of his head, he must of been drinking some Knotty Head!

  11. Nick on January 12, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Once again he is released on bond!

    Event Date Comment
    INIT 01/06/2017 170106;00005000.00;HDOB;100;UPB ;4097
    BOND 01/06/2017 170106;00005000.00;UPB ; ; ;100
    DOCI 01/06/2017 SC ISSUED 170106

    • Anonymous on January 13, 2017 at 10:22 am

      Maybe the drug cartels will “punish him” over their missing product.

  12. Anon on January 17, 2017 at 10:06 am

    He is living proof that aliens do exist… He looks straight like ET