On February 24, 2016, following an investigation into the distribution of drugs, the Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force and Maryland State Police stopped a Chevrolet Silverado on Rt. 301 at Cherry Lane in Queen Anne’s County.  Troopers were assisted by a K-9 Unit from the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office at which time a scan of the Silverado was conducted and the K-9 alerted to the presence of drugs inside the truck.  Police searched the truck and located over 170 grams of cocaine. Wayne Howard Crew, the driver of the vehicle, was arrested.

In March of 2016 the State’s Attorney’s Office presented this case before a Queen Anne’s County Grand Jury.  The Grand Jury issued an indictment against Mr. Crew for multiple drug offenses, including possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

On August 19, 2016 Mr. Crew entered a guilty plea to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine at a hearing in the Circuit Court. Crew was subsequently sentenced to 10 years in the Division of Corrections, with all but 4 years suspended.  Following his active 4 year incarceration sentence he will be placed on supervised probation.