On May 24, 2017, pursuant to a lengthy investigation into the distribution of controlled dangerous substances, numerous individuals were indicted in the Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court for their part in a drug dealing conspiracy. Over the course of the past year, many of the indicted individuals pled guilty, either in Queen Anne’s County or in a neighboring County to drug related charges. Roma Scott was one of the identified targets of this investigation and he and his “right hand men” distributed cocaine on a daily basis in and around Queen Anne’s County. Paul Roberts was identified as another target early on in the investigation due to his role in distributing oxycodone pills on a regular basis. On at least one occasion, Roma Scott supplied Paul Roberts with cocaine for resale in Queen Anne’s County.
Sentences were handed down in the Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court and are as follows:
- Roma Scott – pled guilty to three counts of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. He was sentenced to an overall sentence of 30 years with all but 15 years suspended.
- Robert Wakefield Wright – pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and was sentenced to 17 years with all but 12 years suspended.
- David O’Connor Johnson – pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine and was sentenced to 20 years with all but 10 years suspended.
- Paul Standsbury Roberts, Jr. – pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. He was sentenced to an overall sentence of 20 years with all but 6 years suspended.
Numerous other individuals were indicted, convicted and sentenced for their respective roles in these drug distribution conspiracies and many are currently incarcerated as a result of their sentences.
This investigation was a combined effort from many allied agencies, including but not limited to, The Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force, The Queen Anne’s County State’s Attorney’s Office, Maryland State Police, The Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office, and The Department of Natural Resources. These cases were prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney, Jennifer Doud and Deputy State’s Attorney, Christine Dulla Rickard.