Five ar­rested in con­nec­tion with pros­ti­tu­tion and drug charges

Maryland Independent - - Front Page - By CERONE WHITE cwhite@somd­news.com

A traf­fic stop con­ducted on July 7 by the Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice led to the ar­rest of five peo­ple who are now fac­ing mul­ti­ple charges in­clud­ing pros­ti­tu­tion, drug pos­ses­sion and hu­man traf­fick­ing.

Ty­sean La­mar Wash­ing­ton, 28, of Bryans Road was charged with un­law­ful dis­tri­bu­tion of a nar­cotic drug (co­caine), pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana, and know­ingly con­spir­ing and tak­ing a fe­male vic­tim for pros­ti­tu­tion, while Chad Thomas Headley, 24, of In­dian Head is cur­rently fac­ing seven charges to in­clude un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of a nar­cotic drug (co­caine) with in­tent to dis­trib­ute and con­spir­acy to com­mit hu­man traf­fick­ing.

Devenique Roshia Rogers, 25, of Suit­land, was charged with pos­ses­sion of a dan­ger­ous con­trolled sub­stance (co­caine), and know­ingly en­gag­ing in pros­ti­tu­tion while Ja­son Alexan­der Headen, 38, of Clin­ton is charged with

pos­ses­sion with the in­tent to dis­trib­ute nar­cotic drugs and hu­man traf­fick­ing.

Ver­non Nash Jr., 31, of Clin­ton was also charged with pos­ses­sion with the in­tent to dis­trib­ute a nar­cotic drug (co­caine) and hu­man traf­fick­ing.

Court doc­u­ments in­di­cate

that on July 7 a Chevy SUV was stopped in the area of Route 210 near the St. Mary Star of the Sea School in In­dian Head for hav­ing il­le­gal tail light cov­ers. Dur­ing the stop, Deputy Cle­venger and his K-9 part­ner con­ducted a scan of the ve­hi­cle for drugs. Cle­venger’s K-9 part­ner re­port­edly alerted the pres­ence of a con­trolled sub­stance.

Ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments,

the oc­cu­pants of the ve­hi­cle were de­tained and the ve­hi­cle was fur­ther searched.

Court records in­di­cated that the search of the ve­hi­cle yielded a jar of phen­cy­cli­dine (PCP), co­caine, a dig­i­tal scale and bag­gies dis­cov­ered from the rear driver side door.

Ac­cord­ing to charg­ing doc­u­ments, every­one in­side the ve­hi­cle claimed other pos­ses­sions in the

car but none claimed the drugs that po­lice al­legedly found in the car.

Court records al­lege Headen, who was the driver of the car, told po­lice that on July 6, he al­legedly pur­chased a pros­ti­tute — Rogers — from his cousin in Prince Ge­orge’s County.

Rogers re­fused Headen’s sex­ual de­mands and court records in­di­cate that at that time, Headen con­tacted an­other male in Charles County and asked if he wanted to pur­chase Rogers. Court records showed that the other male agreed to pur- chase Rogers. Headen then drove Rogers from Prince Ge­orge’s County

and dropped her off at an apart­ment in Charles County.

Ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments, Headen re­turned to the apart­ment to pick up Rogers on July 7 and bring her back to Prince Ge­orge’s County. Headen found Rogers sleep­ing on the floor in­side the apart­ment and charg­ing doc­u­ments al­lege that Wash­ing­ton gave Headen co­caine for de­liv­er­ing Rogers for sex. Headen al­legedly told in­ves­ti­ga­tors to search his shoes and get the co­caine that was given to him.

Ac­cord­ing to court doc- uments, the jar found in the ve­hi­cle con­tained

nearly a half ounce of PCP and the al­leged co­caine found in the car weighed ap­prox­i­mately 3 grams. The es­ti­mated street value of the PCP is re­ported to be $350, and the re­ported street value of the co­caine is about $300.

Rogers’ bond is cur­rently set for $10,000 and she has a court ap­pear­ance sched­uled for Sept. 5. Wash­ing­ton’s bond was set at $5,000 and his pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing is set for July 25. Headley’s bond is set at $25,000 and his pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing is set for Aug. 2, and Nash’s bond is set at $5,000 and his pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing is set for Aug. 2.

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