Leonardtown Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

March 10, 2014
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Henry Claggett Dent, 35 of Leonardtown

On Tuesday March 4th, 2014, detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Drug Diversion Unit were contacted in regards to a possible fraudulent prescription which was passed at a Hollywood, pharmacy.

Detectives confirmed the prescription was counterfeit and all of the local pharmacies were notified and provided with a description of the suspect.

On Thursday March 6th, 2014 a suspect matching the description provided in the original case passed another prescription at a pharmacy located in Charlotte Hall. Witnesses described the suspect as a “white male wearing a fire uniform”.

Detectives responded and apprehended the suspect as he exited the store. The suspect, Henry Claggett Dent, 35 of Leonardtown, a Washington D.C. Firefighter was arrested without incident. Recovered from the suspect and his vehicle were 47 “Oxycodone” pills, 18 additional fraudulent prescriptions in various stages of completion, 6 empty prescription bottles obtained from other pharmacies located in Calvert County, Prince George’s County and Washington D.C.. Also recovered were items of electronic evidence to include a laptop, thumb drive and a tablet.

The investigation is ongoing and now includes officers from the “Office of Internal Affairs for Washington D.C. Fire and EMS”.

Numerous additional charges are pending a review with State’s Attorney Richard D. Fritz.