Sheriff’s Corner

Incident: Search and Seizure Warrant
Date/Time: January 9, 2020 @0420 hours
Location: 22 and 27 Grasonville Terrace Grasonville, MD 21658

Suspect: Robert Laverne Pierce Jr, A/A/M, dob: 07/13/64

CDS Seized: cocaine, digital scales packaging materials
Throughout late 2019 and early 2020 the Queen Anne’s County Drug Task force and the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office began to receive multiple complaints of cocaine, heroin and prescription pills being used and sold from the Senior Housing complex located on Grasonville Terrance in Grasonville, Maryland.
The Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force developed probable cause to apply for two search and seizure warrants for apartments in the senior complex being used by various drug dealers to store and distribute cocaine, heroin and prescription pills.
On Thursday January 9, 2020 at approximately 0420 hours the Queen Anne’s County Drug Task Force, assisted by the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Team, the Talbot County Narcotics Task Force and uniformed Troopers from the Centreville Barrack served two search and seizure warrants at the Grasonville Terrace old age home.
The first warrant was served at 27 Grasonville Terrace Grasonville, Maryland 21658. A search of this residence revealed small amounts of suspected cocaine/heroin and evidence of prescription pills being sold from the apartment. Charges are pending against those involved.
The second warrant was served at 22 Grasonville Terrace Grasonville, Maryland 21658. This is the residence of Robert Laverne Pierce Jr and he was at home when the warrant was served. A search of his residence revealed trace cocaine, working digital scales and evidence that he was allowing other persons to sell heroin and cocaine from his home on a routine basis.
Piece has a previous criminal history for felony drug charges, resisting arrest and assault. He was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of paraphernalia. Pierce was released on $2,500.00 bond.
This investigation is continuing.
As I have said in the past if you are a drug dealer in this county, it is only a matter of time before our team kicks down your door and hunts you down. If you have a substance abuse issue we will stand beside you and assist you in getting help but we have no tolerance for someone who intends to distribute drugs. - Sheriff Gary Hofmann


Incident: Stolen Maryland License Plate
Date & Time Reported: 2/3/20 at 4:47 PM
Location: 100 Block of Edge Knoll Lane, Queenstown, Maryland 21658

Narrative: QACSO Deputies responded to the above address for the report of a stolen tag. Upon arrival, contact was made with the victim, who advised that sometime between 1/31/20 at 4:00 PM and 2/3/20 at 3:00 PM, unknown suspect(s) stole the front Maryland license plate from a 2015 Jeep Wrangler. Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Frazier at (410) 758-0770 ext: 1268.