Six Suspects Indicted on Murder Charges in Connection to Drug Overdose Deaths in St. Mary’s County

August 9, 2017



Pursuant to a long term investigation conducted by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, the St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Maryland State Police Identified certain drug dealers who caused the death of six citizens throughout the distribution of illicit drugs in St. Mary’s County.

As a result, State’s Attorney Richard Fritz has secured six separate indictments on individuals for second degree murder, manslaughter, reckless endangerment, and additional distribution and possession charges.

The six individuals charged include:

Latece Cantelle Greer

Latece Cantelle Greer

Latece Cantelle Greer
Latece Greer is currently incarcerated with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services -Division of Corrections (DOC), where she is serving a sentence related to drug trafficking crimes in St. Mary’s County. The criminal indictment for Latece Greer has been provided to the DOC and her appearance in the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County is anticipated in the near future at which time a bond hearing will be held.

Geoffrey Walter Uhall

Geoffrey Walter Uhall

Geoffrey Walter Uhall
On August 2, 2017, Geoffrey Uhall was apprehended by members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division and Special Operations Division’s COPs Unit. Uhall was located and arrested at his residence in Leonardtown, MD. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention. At his bond hearing in the Circuit Court, he was held on a “no bond” status pending trial.

Marcell Davon Blackiston

Marcell Davon Blackiston

Marcell Davon Blackiston
Marcel Blackiston is currently incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center, where he is serving a sentence for failing to pay child support. The criminal indictment for Marcell Blackiston has been provided to the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and his appearance in the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County is anticipated in the near future at which time a bond hearing will be held.

Tyreise Divron Nelson

Tyreise Divron Nelson

Tyreise Divron Nelson
On August 3, 2017, Tyreise Nelson was apprehended by members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division. He was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. At his bond hearing in the Circuit Court, he was held on a “no bond” status.

Christina Granados McCauley 

Christina Granados McCauley 

Christina Granados McCauley
On August 2, 2017, Christina McCauley was apprehended by members of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division and Special Operations Division’s COPs Unit. McCauley was located and arrested at her residence in Leonardtown, MD. She was transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention. At her bond hearing in the Circuit Court, she was held on a “no bond” status pending trial.

Desmond Lamar Sloan

Desmond Lamar Sloan

Desmond Lamar Sloan
On August 8, 2017, Sloan was apprehended by the United States Marshals Service in Norfolk, Virginia. He remains in Norfolk where he awaits extradition to St. Mary’s County.



93 Responses to Six Suspects Indicted on Murder Charges in Connection to Drug Overdose Deaths in St. Mary’s County

  1. Big Dookie on August 9, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Yet again, the white man has found a way to punish the brother man for the sins of other white people.

    • Heather on August 9, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      Well we’re sorry to hear you got arrested

    • Pat on August 9, 2017 at 8:02 pm

      By your name I know your just another dumb stain on society that blames your pathetic life on whites

    • Lil poop on August 9, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      Agree

    • Melissa on August 9, 2017 at 9:09 pm

      Really? Like stfu! Always pulling the racist card. Get out here with that crap! Color has nothing to do with this!!!

    • Loser on August 9, 2017 at 9:24 pm

      You are an example of everything that is wrong with this world. Get a life and stop trolling.

    • Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      100!!!!

    • Big Dookie on August 10, 2017 at 3:44 am

      You are an idiot

    • Anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 8:27 am

      Do you need glasses? Look at the mugshots again you racist POS.

    • GetBack on August 10, 2017 at 9:08 am

      Come on man, drop your racist color BS.

      But obviously this clown prosecutor is trying to make a name for himself – by charging people with crimes NOT committed.
      Do we all hate ODs? – SURE.
      But unless the person forced the consumer to take the drug, the only law to be charged may be distribution.
      The person who took the drug is responsible, (as long as the drug “is” what it was claimed to be).

      I hope an appeals court judge is smart enough to overturn this prosecutors wet dream.

    • Hekm on August 10, 2017 at 9:16 am

      Seriously? Your racial mentality among your people is pathetic.

    • Anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 10:43 am

      Good. Doesnt matter why I could care less.

    • Brother on August 10, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      Thats right, keep playing the victim. You realize 2 out of the 6 are white. Just in-case you didn’t notice..but i guess you think blacks should get a free pass because “the man’ is stepping on your throat constantly. Stop breaking laws and you wouldn’t have to worry about this. But since all you can do is make excuses for your life being a failure, blame whitey..not yourself.

    • Anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      Tell me again why I am supposed to care about these 6 pieces of garbage? They sold an illegal product to people knowing all along that there would be a high probability that one or more of those people would be killed by that product all for a few illegal dollars. They have no one to blame but themselves. There are too many available legal and respectable jobs in this area for trash like them to have to resort to ill gotten gains. They could have all turned to prostitution and I would have had much more respect for them then I do for these peddlers of death. They can all rot in prison for all I care, the community will be a much better place without them.

    • Ur mom on August 10, 2017 at 7:11 pm

      Do you not see the white woman up there too racist wtf are you slow

    • Jamie on August 12, 2017 at 7:31 am

      You are clearly moronic.

    • maxinewaters on August 14, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      Four of them look like your relatives

  2. Chris Sivak on August 9, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Christina McCauley Granados looks like she should be at home baking cookies and driving kids to soccer practice.

    • Bob Lob Law on August 10, 2017 at 7:28 am

      Problem is there’s some extra stuff in those cookies.

      • SRS on August 11, 2017 at 11:18 am

        Ha-ha-haaaaa! Wonder if she’s one of the Granados’ that’s related to the prosecutor in Charles county? The one that it appears let’s that family get away with murder.

    • HANK on August 10, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      A perfect cover

    • Anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      Looks like you enjoy stereotyping people based on their physical appearance.

  3. Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Why ya’ll gonna lock up the Suicide Assistance Engineers like that!!!!!

    • Loser on August 9, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      I hope you get run over by a chicken truck.

      • Foghorn Leghorn on August 14, 2017 at 7:36 am

        What do you have against chicken trucks?

  4. Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    White folks are over dosing on drugs, somebody has to pay the price…so blame the dealer, instead of the junkie.

    • Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 6:22 pm

      When whites are in scrutiny of course they come up with something to make them victims. When they start finding bodies in Breton Bay it is a cause for concern. Heroine has reared its ugly head in affluent neighborhoods. Its not discriminatory its the penal system.

    • Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 6:58 pm

      Right?! They’re the ones who chose to do drugs. Yeah, these dealers sold it to them. But if not theM it would have been someone else. An addict is NOT going to stop until they get their fix. These dealers are out now..guess who’s still out here getting high and shooting dope?! The addicts. They KNOW what is going on and they KNOW that this carfentanil crap could be in the dope they’re getting. Do they care?? NOPE. So why should we?? And before anyone jumps my sh*t…GUESS WHAT I’m 2 years sober. If I can do it..ANYONE CAN.

    • Pat on August 9, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      Typical black moronic comment. Oh how I wish you had gonads to not be anonymous. But being coward criminals is common among you idiots

    • Pat on August 9, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      Try not breaking the law numbnut. Typical black blames the white man for his crappy existence being a social leech

      • Anonymous on August 15, 2017 at 2:09 am

        Well what’s your address since you are such a braveheart.

    • Loser on August 9, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      Look up the stats troll. Opiate abuse effects everyone.

    • Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      But if it was one of your friends or family your comment would still remain the same? No one is blaming the dealers it’s both faults but at the same time the dealers know wtf they are getting their hands on and what it’s doing to ppl so there for it’s murder! Smh.

      • Ur mom on August 10, 2017 at 7:17 pm

        This black white nonsense is what’s wrong our future. Guess if your black n sell drugs u should rot in jail if you white and sell drugs you should rot in jail Your selling to someone’s sister brother mother father son daughter think about how you would feel if that was ur family . Color don’t matter respect for life does

    • Anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 9:09 am

      Why not both?

    • GetBack on August 10, 2017 at 9:15 am

      Man why can’t you crawl out of the 1950’s?

      Color is transparent for nearly everyone now days (except you, evidently).

      Actually – people of color score most of the bennies – freebies – advantage – education

      Not to say others aren’t cashing in on the subsidiaries too, but it aint a disadvantage any longer – in any way – to be a person of the darker skin persuasion.

    • Jamie Bauer on August 10, 2017 at 10:40 am

      Bring on the ignorant comments from scared anonymous posters.

    • Anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      So because of their skin color we should continue to allow people to profit from dealing illegal substances that can kill? Regardless of their race the dealers of these drugs need harsher penalties and sentences. Either that or legalize everything and let darwinism run it’s course.

    • Urn on August 10, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      Blame them both

    • Big Cookie on August 10, 2017 at 1:36 pm

      Let me make two points,

      1. The junkies are dead.

      2. The dealers who supplied the poison are not.

    • Ur mom on August 10, 2017 at 7:13 pm

      Do you not see the white woman up there too racist wtf are you slow

    • Anonymous on August 14, 2017 at 8:20 am

      well apparently Heroin is more legal than Carfentanil.

  5. Proud on August 9, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Great work sheriff’s office. I hope all the rest of the counties follow suit.

  6. Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    This is so politically driven. Lock up blacks and poor whites to get reelected.

  7. Anonymous Me on August 9, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Thrilled to see that Maryland will go down in history for taking such a bold stance against these rodents. Round em up and lock em up! Hopefully this will be enough for the other dealers to run like hell, leave the state and take their death dealing drugs with them. As for St. Mary’s we need to get these bleeding heart inept judges off the bench. As for Mr. Fritz funny how you have taken a stance now against the dealers but yet your the same person along with the judges that has played let’s make a deal and let these scum bags walk time and time again with a slap on their wrist even when they have hurt others in the process. I guess election time is coming up.

    • Anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 7:06 pm

      Don’t get too excited. Some of those filthy pieces of garbage (like Marcel) are repeat offenders and will probably be back on the street by tomorrow.

    • Adam 12 on August 12, 2017 at 9:33 am

      This is all well and good, but now it’s up to the courts. Just last week a judge in Charles County gave a turd a 15 year sentence for armed robbery and suspended it all but 18 months. For an armed robbery. Think about that for a minute…..

  8. Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Yes, why not lock up the liquor store owner for selling cigarettes to people who die of lung cancer or second hand smoke or when they die of alcohol poisoning…

    • anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 9:54 pm

      The difference is cigs and alcohol are sold legally and go through an inspection process. If someone sold homemade unregulated alcohol that killed someone, then they should be held accountable also.

    • Anonymous on August 11, 2017 at 4:40 pm

      Maybe because those aren’t illegal dumba$$. God some of you people are ignorant. Just don’t even comment.

    • Me on August 12, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      Um those are legal

    • Foghorn Leghorn on August 14, 2017 at 7:41 am

      Those are currently legal, taxable, commodities. Now do you see how silly your comments (questions) sound?

  9. Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Go blow something Hogan and your cronies. They are just setting the stage for his daughters position in the St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office. SO DARN POLITICAL

  10. Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Go blow something Hogan and your cronies. They are just setting the stage for his daughters position in the St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office. SO DARN POLITICAL .I AM THAT THIS IS NEPOTISM AND POLITICAL ALL WRAPPED IN ONE. FUNNY ST. MARYS COUNTY IS THE FIRST COUNTY IN MARYLAND TO IMPLEMENT SUCH AN OVERCHARGED POLICY. I AM SURE THE GOVERNORS DAUGHTER WILL GAIN POLITICAL GROUND WITH THIS PLOY

    • Ben Matlock on August 14, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      She will have to be elected, genius. So don’t vote for her. Problem solved.

  11. Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Another Republican abuse of power. No ehtics what so ever. I am pretty darn sure that Ms. Jaymi Sterling set the plot for this political stunt. Won’t be funny if she runs against Fritz in the next election. REPUBLICAN TRUMPISM is when you do not care about ETHICS.

    • SRS on August 11, 2017 at 11:23 am

      Yeah, Hillbillary wouldn’t have cared – she’s used to people droppin’ dead around her.

    • Anonymous on August 11, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      It’s not our fault most of you demorats are druggies therefore pro-drug.

    • Anonymous on August 12, 2017 at 9:35 am

      Are you kidding me? As far as I am concerned both parties suck but the left has no morals or ethics. Look at the last election. You must either be blind or oblivious to what’s going on.

    • Bob Lob Law on August 14, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      You guys lost. Accept it already.

  12. Nikki on August 9, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    2 out of the 6 are white!! Leave racism out of it!! You either agree with charging the dealers or you don’t. People like you is what keeps the race thing happening. Sounds to me like your pretty racist based on your stupid comments!!

    • Anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 3:24 pm

      But, whites are the ones dying!

    • Anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 7:09 pm

      Bingo. All white and black and that’s who makes up the vast majority of violent offenders in America.

  13. Melissa on August 9, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    The dealer is the one putting stuff in it so they think their customers will keep coming back. They know that stuff can kill people more than if it wasn’t laced with anything. They dont say hey i put this in it go ahead and try it! It’s both their faults but you don’t knowingly put something in it and think the dealers aren’t to blame. They Getting money by killing people off. And they don’t leave you alone when you want to stop they always keep coming at you. They have no regard for anyone but themselves!!!

    • Anonymous on August 11, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      Lol you’re so clueless.

  14. Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    dealers and junkies can kill each other
    Wont hurt the honest working American

    • Anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 7:11 pm

      Not true. The working American pays to keep them incarcerated, to feed them and a lot more. Also, innocent bystanders are often victims of gang/drug-related violence.

    • Loser on August 10, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      You think not? Who is pay for these ER visits? Or for all those prisoners? Don’t think your health insurance premiums won’t go up because of this emergency health issue? Keep blindly going through your perfect little life. Educate yourself.

  15. Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Good God. Some of you really need to get over yourselves. Instead of making everything race related ALL THE TIME, why not focus on the fact that an unprecedented amount of human LIVES are being lost?! Unprecedented meaning “never before”. That INCLUDES EVERYONE white, black, green or purple. It’s those kinds of statements that just fuel the divide between ALL races!

  16. Anonymous on August 9, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    These are the most ignorant comments I have ever read! Since when does overdosing…deadly drugs on our streets etc. Turn into a race thing!??…I don’t understand when our county is the way it is (full of junkies) deadly drugs that can even end up in the hands of our youth..why is it even a joking matter? It’s very disgusting that our youth have to be brought up around this stuff because of poor choices people are making and all these dumb comments make it like it’s a laughing matter.

  17. Anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 12:35 am

    Wow this site cherry pick what they post

  18. Anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 2:24 am

    This site is also politically driven

  19. Anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 8:15 am

    States Attorney looking for votes only reason for these charges. If not these type of charges would have been used before it got out of hand. Register to vote. Election of new representation that will do the right things for the people before it becomes a life or death problem

    • Anonymous on August 12, 2017 at 9:38 am

      I agree. It’s so much better to let these turds continue to peddle their wares right up to the point when one of your family members OD and dies. Then it’s different, right?

      • Ben Matlock on August 14, 2017 at 12:22 pm

        Boom!!

  20. Anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Get em!

  21. Capt Obvious on August 10, 2017 at 10:35 am

    I realize this is going to be really hard to grasp for simpletons that boil everything down to race, but bare with me. I think the idea behind this, and this is just my opinion, they have devised a plan to maximize the “snitching” to get larger fish. Think about it. The photo for one of the gentleman charged was from his drug related arrest from 4 years ago. So obvious these people know the punishment for their crimes doesn’t off set the financial gain of the crime. So there is no reason for these people to snitch. They will just take their 2 weeks in jail and go about their business. Now, you manage to charge them with murder, you have changed the game. Are these people going to risk life in prison to protect the bigger fish? Maybe, but probably not. If the punishment for dealing death is the same as murder, these people are going to cut a deal and give up the supplier

    • anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      Finally an intellegent post.

  22. Anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 10:51 am

    What fits the criteria to be published on this rightwing and politically motivated site.

  23. Anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    I wonder if the Sheriff is waiting for the infamous Margaret Hare to kill someone before she gets a well deserved sentenced. How does she always get arrested but serve just hours for a sentence….SAD

    • Anonymous on August 12, 2017 at 9:39 am

      Because people keep voting democrat.

    • Anonymous on August 14, 2017 at 8:42 am

      The Sheriff doesn’t hand out the sentences.

  24. Anonymous on August 10, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    I am waiting for my very informational post to be published. But of course if you are trashing low incomes black people is the only way my posts will be published. Blah blah

    • ( . Y . ) on August 10, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      We all must have missed your very informational posts…

  25. MarineVet on August 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    What about Personal Responsibility? WTF… this is a slippery slope here…

    What about the person who is on the cell phones while driving and kills someone?… What about your swimming pool that the neighbor drowns in? Or the alcohol someone consumes at the bar?

    In all those cases other people can be held culpable… This is crazy…
    Like the Minority Report

    And the morons will accept it like they did the patriot bill because they feel it protects someone… pfft

    • Bob Lob Law on August 10, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      The fact that you’re the only one that’s drawing this conclusion should tell you something.

    • Anonymous on August 12, 2017 at 9:42 am

      Personal responsibility? That’s a good one. This is why we need a law for every damn thing because people are too stupid to think for themselves. We are doomed.

  26. Mateo on August 10, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    The only “color” that is killing people here is the color of money!!!! Better wake up and live

  27. Loser on August 10, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Actually the bartender is held accountable for over serving. We are talking about illegal activity, not pools and cell phones.

  28. Anonymous on August 11, 2017 at 8:46 am

    There were 8 charged, what were the missing two and who are they

  29. Jamie on August 12, 2017 at 7:32 am

    You are clearly moronic, Big Dookie.

  30. dopehater on August 13, 2017 at 12:50 am

    So the liquor store selling alcohol to someone that may drink themselves to death, the pool that is open and someone may drown, the store selling cigarettes to someone that may get lung cancer, is not in the same category of a drug dealer selling heroin and fentanyl and carfentanil to people. If the stores know when you drink the alcohol or know when you smoke the cigarettes they are selling you that you are going to die after you do it, then yes. Hold them responsible. If you open a pool and know your swimmer will die, then yes, hold them responsible. Did these dealers know what they sold would kill the junkies? IDK what is right or wrong here as far as the murder charges. Maybe it doesnt matter and just get a hold on this terrible problem. At least get rid of these 6 scum bags. If it was my kid or friend hooked on this crap, I certainly would want someone to stop the seller, by any means available. If it wasn’t available they wouldn’t use it, but that will never happen. good luck st. mary’s sheriff and prosecutor.

    • Bob Lob Law on August 15, 2017 at 7:40 am

      Apples to oranges comparison. One is legal, the other is not. SMH

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