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Calvert County – Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) continue to investigate the death of a Virginia man after his body was recovered from the Chesapeake Bay near Parker Creek.
The body of James W. Stone, 74, of Arlington, Va. was located by NRP Helicopter Natural One and recovered by NRP vessels Sunday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m. Stone’s body was transported to Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.
The search for Stone started around 6:10 p.m. Saturday night, July 26 after he and Jeffery G. Feagin, 33, of Washington, D.C. were thrown into the bay when their 16-foot catamaran capsized. Stone and Feagin had launched the vessel from the Scientists Cliffs area. Neither man was wearing a life jacket at the time of the accident.
Feagin was in the water for approximately two hours before a passing boater saw him and pulled him to safety. Feagin was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Calvert Memorial Hospital.
Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department, Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department, Calvert County Dive Team, Maryland State Police and the U.S. Coast Guard assisted NRP with the incident. The incident remains under investigation however, foul play is not suspected at this time.
Worcester County – On Sunday, July 27, at 12 a.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police charged seven individuals with drug charges in the campground of Shad Landing at Pocomoke River State Park. While on patrol in the area, NRP officers stopped to investigate a quiet hour noise violation and observed individuals allegedly smoking marijuana in the campsite.
The following individuals were charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), marijuana, and possession of CDS, paraphernalia.
Jonathon B. Adams, 23, of Rosedale, Anne L. Anderson, 22, of Essex, Breanna J. Diaz, 23, of Rosedale, Victoria G. Needer, 23, of Baltimore, Donner L. Powell Jr., 26, of Baltimore, Christopher G. Roese, 23, of Baltimore and Willem R. Jones, 21, of West Yellowstone, Mont.
July 28, 2008
The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With an authorized strength of 280 officers and a dedicated staff of civilian and volunteer personnel, the NRP provide a variety of services in addition to conservation and boating law enforcement duties throughout the State of Maryland. These services include homeland security, search and rescue, emergency medical services, education, information and communications services on a round the clock basis. NRP is the only police force aside from the Maryland State Police that has statewide jurisdiction.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly one-half million acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov