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Great Mills man sentenced on drug and firearm charges

Leonardtown, MD- A Great Mills man was sentenced on Friday, August 25 for possession of controlled dangerous substance (CDS) with intent to distribute and possession of a regulated firearm after being convicted of a disqualifying crime.

The Honorable David W. Densford sentenced Antwaun Marquis Somerville, 28, to five years for the drug charge, with four years suspended, and five years for the gun charge, will all five years suspended. Somerville will be on five years of supervised probation when he's released.

Somerville was indicted in February on several charges in connection with an investigation stemming from a November 2016 incident. Police say Somerville reportedly pointed a handgun at a female acquaintance while he was following her in a separate vehicle as she was attempting to elude him.

When deputies from the Patrol Division located Somerville he was found to be in possession of three handguns, more than 120 grams of marijuana, digital scales, and packaging material indicating an intent to distribute the controlled dangerous substance.

As the investigation continued, deputies discovered an active protective order between Somerville and the female victim which prohibits Somerville from contacting the victim.  Somerville was arrested at the scene, transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center at which time he was held with no bond.

In May, Somerville pleaded guilty to the charges of for possession of CDS with intent to distribute and possession of a regulated firearm after being convicted of a disqualifying crime.

Contact Joy Shrum at j.shrum@thebaynet.com

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