On February 1, 2013 members of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Team (SOT) and the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) conducted a search warrant at Ball Road, in St. Leonard. The probable cause for the search warrant was based on Tommy Richardson, 40 of Brandywine, and his wife Mary Richardson, 57 of St. Leonard both selling prescription pills to undercover police officers. During pre-raid surveillance a red Ford Crown Victoria was seen arriving at the residence. A short time later one of the targets of the investigation Tommy Richardson was seen leaving the residence in the same red Ford Crown Victoria.
Richardson was followed by members of the DEU to the Food Lion in California. Police contacted Richardson as he quickly exited his vehicle and entered a Toyota parked next to him. The female driver of the Toyota, stated to police that she was supposed to buy crack cocaine from Richardson. She also stated that Richardson pushed an item into her pocket as the police made contact with them.
Mary Richardson was located in the living room during the execution of the warrant. A search of the residence was conducted. Located in the in the master bedroom dresser were thirty two 5mg oxycodone pills. Located in another dresser in this room was a digital scale and three handguns. Located in the living room was a black purse with Mary Richardson’s license inside. Located in this purse were fifty six 30mg oxycodone pills. Located in Mary Richardson’s purse and on her person was $1338.00 in cash. In the same room was a metal locked case with $6990.00 cash inside.
Tommy Richardson was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and oxycodone pills. He also was charged with possession of cocaine and oxycodone.
Mary Richardson was arrested and charged with possession of oxycodone and possession with intent to distribute the same.
Tommy Richardson and Mary Richardson were both released the next day after posting bail.