Five arrested in connection with prostitution and drug charges
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.