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Drug Bust in St. Mary’s County Nets Fentanyl, Firearms, and Arrests



Deputies in St. Mary’s County conducted a significant drug bust on Friday, seizing fentanyl, firearms, and cash from two separate residences during a related search operation. According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies discovered a fentanyl/xylazine mixture, crack cocaine, cash, two loaded handguns, and drug manufacturing paraphernalia at the address in the 21000 block of Great Mills Road.

A subsequent residential search warrant was executed in the 45000 block of Oregon Way in Great Mills. The second search resulted in the discovery of a quantity of methamphetamine, various controlled medications, cash, and another loaded handgun. Two of the three handguns seized had been previously reported stolen.

Terrance Lamar Barnes, 29, and Joseph Matthew Queen III, 30, were arrested and charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute, firearm possession during a drug trafficking crime, possession of equipment to produce controlled dangerous substances (CDS), manufacturing of CDS: Narcotics, and other related offenses. Both suspects were transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center to await bond hearings.

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