Leonardtown Man Arrested for Possession of Crack Cocaine

February 2, 2017
Joseph Tyrone Holton AKA"Cowboy", 54, of Leonardtown

Joseph Tyrone Holton AKA”Cowboy”, 54, of Leonardtown

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office detectives identified Joseph Tyrone Holton AKA”Cowboy”, 54, of Leonardtown, as a distributor of crack cocaine.

A search and seizure warrant was obtained and was executed by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Team (EST), Vice/Narcotics support team members, and a K-9 deputies.

As deputies approached the residence, Holton was encountered and observed by detectives throwing a plastic bag onto the roof of the home. A search of the roof revealed a clear plastic sandwich bag containing suspected crack cocaine totaling 7.5 grams (valued at $750). A continued search of the residence revealed more than $1,000 in cash, a cellular phone and various packaging items indicative of drug distribution.

Holton was arrested and charged with a single count of Possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

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

Holton was released by a District Court Commissioner on Personal Recognizance.