QA County Drug Task Force Press Release

Incident:       Search and Seizure Warrants

Date/Time:   July 15, 2020

Location:      100 block of Carroll Road Centreville, MD 21617

300 block of Brownsville Road Centreville, MD 21617


Suspects:    Victoria L Clough, W/F, 33 years old

Clinton M. Adkins, A/A/M, 68 years old

Melanie M. Turney, W/F, 48 years old

Michael Eric Berger W/M, 44 years old

Dontae Davon Dennis, A/A/M, 43 years old

Martaveous Melvin Adkins, A/A/M, 39 years old


CDS Seized:  79.2 grams of suspected cocaine, 11 grams of suspected heroin/fentanyl, 3.2 grams of marijuana, 14.6 Amphetamine pills and 50 prescription pills of unknown composition

Currency seized: $518.00 in U.S. currency


Narrative:  On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at approximately 1455 hours the Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force, assisted by the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Team, the Kent County Narcotics Task Force, uniformed Troopers from the Centreville Barrack and members of the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office S.C.O.P.E. Unit served two related search and seizure warrants in the Brownsville Road area of Centreville, MD.

The first knock and announce search warrant was served at 300 block of Brownsville Road Centreville, MD 21617. Entry was made into the residence by the Tactical Team after the occupants refused to answer the door. A search of the residence and property revealed 21 cellulose capsules of suspected heroin/fentanyl weighing approximately 11.0 grams, 42 plastic capsules of suspected crack cocaine weighing approximately 64.6 grams, 3.2 grams of suspected marijuana and 518.00 in U.S. currency.

Martaveous Adkins, Dontae Dennis, Victoria Clough, and Clinton Adkins were all detained at the residence during the search.

The second knock and announce search warrant was simultaneously served at 100 block of Carrol Road Centreville, MD. Entry into the residence was made by the tactical team after the occupants did not come to the door. Michael Berger and two other persons were located in the residence and Melanie Turney was located in the camper parked in the driveway. A search of the residence and a camper parked in the driveway revealed 14.5 suspected Amphetamine Pills, 50 prescription pills of unknown composition, 14.6 grams of suspected cocaine, and various pieces of paraphernalia.

Sheriff Gary Hofmann says, “Our job cannot be done without the support and tips from our local community. As I have said in the past, if you have an addiction issue we are very willing to get you help, but if you sell drugs within our community it’s only a matter of time before our drug task force comes knocking on your door”.

Martaveous Adkins and Dontae Dennis, who both have long criminal histories for CDS violations and other crimes were arrested and charged with the Possession of Cocaine with the intent to distribute, the Possession of Heroin with the intent to distribute, The Possession of Fentanyl with the intent to distribute, the possession of Cocaine, the Possession of Heroin, the Possession of Fentanyl and the possession of paraphernalia. Both Marteveous Adkins and Donte Dennis were both held without bond.

Victoria Clough was on a criminal summons with possession of heroin and possession of paraphernalia and released on her signature.

Clinton Adkins was charged on an arrest warrant for Possession of Heroin with the intent to distribute, The Possession of Fentanyl with the intent to distribute, the possession of heroin, The possession of Fentanyl and the possession of paraphernalia. He was held on no bond.

Michael Berger and Melanie Turney were charged on a criminal summons with the possession of cocaine and the possession of paraphernalia. Both were released on their signature.

This investigation was in response to dozens of citizen complaints about drug use and sales from the Brownsville Road area. This investigation is continuing.

“We have a zero-tolerance for drug dealing within our neighborhoods and our community,” added Sheriff Gary Hofmann. “This is a true partnership of allied police agencies working as one team, keeping Queen Anne’s County citizens safe.”

States Attorney Lance Richardson said, “This investigation represents the successful, collaborative efforts of the law enforcement agencies which comprise the Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force. The Drug Task Force does exceptional work and they protect our quality of life here in Queen Anne’s County. All of our law-abiding citizens owe this organization a debt of gratitude.”














Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff Open House 10/13 10a-1p

QA Press Release 5/23

INCIDENT:         Malicious Destruction of Property

DATE / TIME:    05/21/2018 approximately 4:00pm

LOCATION:       1400 Block of Bennett Point Rd., Queentown MD

VICTIM:              61yo Male of Queentown

DETAILS:                Deputies were dispatched to the 1400 Block of Bennett Point Rd., Queenstown MD, in reference to a past Malicious Destruction of Property. It was learned that an unknown individuals gained entry onto the property and spray painted numerous signs and items on the property. The victim estimated the damage in upwards of $500.00. This investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information that would assist with this investigation is asked to make contact with Dep. Bush at the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff at email

DEPUTY:             Dep. Bush

CASE:         18-15454


INCIDENT:                   Theft                          

DATE AND TIME REPORTED:            5/17/18 10:09

LOCATION:                 200 Blk Poplar School Rd. Centreville, MD

VICTIM:                      70 of Centreville


NARRATIVE:               On 5/17/18 at 10:09 am, Dfc Burns responded to a report of a theft. Upon his arrival on the scene, he made contact with the victim. The victim informed Dfc Burns that sometime between January 2018 and May 17, 2018 his 9.5hp Johnson Outboard motor was stolen from his boat located in his backyard. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at email            .

INVESTIGATOR:                     Dfc Burns

CASE NUMBER:                     18-15051


INCIDENT:      Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance

DATE/TIME:    5/19/2018 @ 7:41PM

LOCATION:     Ruthsburg Road @ Rolling Bridge Road Centreville, MD

ARRESTED:    Louis Dandrea Jr.  28 of Felton, DE

CHARGES:      Possession of Marijuana over 10 grams;

Possession of Marijuana in sufficient quantity to indicate an intent to distribute;

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia;

Possession of Cocaine.

DETAILS:  Deputy Pack and Dfc. Prince were traveling on Ruthsburg Road and observed a vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit.  A traffic stop was initiated and upon making contact with the driver, Dfc. Prince could smell the odor of marijuana in the vehicle.  A search of the vehicle located marijuana and suspected cocaine.  The driver was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing.  He was later released on a $5,000.00 bond.

DEPUTY:         Dep. L. Pack & Dfc. D. Prince

CASE:                          18-15261


INCIDENT:      Possession of Marijuana under 10 grams, Underage Possession of Alcohol

DATE / TIME:              5/19/2018 @ 8:01PM

LOCATION:     Under Eastside of Kent Narrows Bridge, Grasonville, MD

CHARGED:      17yo Male Centreville, MD

CHARGES:      Possession of Marijuana under 10 grams & Possession of alcoholic beverage under the age of 21.

DETAILS:  While patrolling under the Kent Narrows Bridge, Cpl. Martz observed a vehicle with several occupants inside it.  As he approached the vehicle he observed suspected marijuana inside the vehicle.  A 17 year old male was charged on citations and released to a parent.

DEPUTY:         Cpl. B. Martz

CASE:              18-15263



QA Press Release 5/17 – Burglaries


INCIDENT:         Burglaries

DATE / TIME:    05/16/2018 Between the hours of 1:00 AM and 2:30 AM

LOCATION:       Chester and Stevensville, MD

DETAILS:           On 05/16/2018 between the hours of 1:00 AM and 2:30 Am several burglaries occurred in the Chester and Stevensville area of retail business. In all the burglaries the suspect pried open a rear door or window to gain entry to the business. Once inside the suspect took petty cash and change. Video from one of the burglaries identified a suspect who is described as a white male, heavy set in his mid to late fifties. The suspect was wearing a camo baseball cap, blue wind breaker, green t-shirt, blue jeans, a brown or black belt, and unknown slip on shoes with white socks. The suspect had a set of keys attached to his back right pocket and was wearing gloves and a black ski mask. Anyone with any information on these burglaries is asked to contact Det. Steven Matthews #0148 or Det. Jason Rickard #0133 at the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office at 410-758-0770.

DEPUTY: Det. Steven Matthews #0148/Det. Jason Rickard #0133


CASE: 180014929 The Grooming Place located at 1713 Main St. Chester, MD 21619

180014933 Island Print Shop located at 112 Saint Clair Place suite 101 Stevensville, MD 21666

180014934 Water Wizard Inc. located at 201 Main St. Stevensville, MD 21666

180014911 Whit’s Salon & Spa located at 232 Shopping Center Dr. suite 104 Stevensville, MD 21666

180014980 Dance Two and Step One Dance Two Studios located at 1557 and 1555 Postal Rd. Chester, MD 21619

180014988 Fields of Heather Bakery located at 1553 Postal Rd. Chester, MD 21619

180014990 The Cool Cat located at 1539 Postal Rd. Chester, MD 21619

180014991 T-Nails 1514 Postal Rd. Chester, MD 21619


QA Press Release 5/17


INCIDENT:  Theft  less $1,000.00

DATE/TIME:   05-15-18 / 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Love Point Park, Stevensville, MD

DETAILS:      Victim reported to the Sheriff’s Office that she was parked at the Love Point Park for recreation, While there an unknown suspect(s) entered into the Victim’s vehicle and removed her purse. Investigation is ongoing, if anyone has information related to this incident, please contact Dep. Custis at 41-758-0770 ext. 1964 or

VICTIM:  30 yo/ female

DEPUTY:  Dep. Custis

CASE: 18-14863


INCIDENT:      Theft under $1,000

DATE / TIME:  5/15/18 at 5:09PM

LOCATION:     100 Blk Red Lion Branch Rd., Millington, Md. 21651

Victim:             55 of Millington, Md

DETAIL:   Deputy Barlow made contact with the victim, who advised that sometime between 5/10/18 and 5/15/18, an unknown suspect stole his green colored aluminum Jon boat (v bottom), valued at $200. At this time the investigation continues. Anyone with info contact QACSO at email

DEPUTY: Dep. Barlow

CASE: 18-14873