Domestic Altercation Leads to Arrest for Possession of Drugs

Deputies Seize 8 pounds of Marijuana in Joppa Residence

[April 4, 2013, Joppa, MD] — On Sunday, March 31, 2013, at 12:15pm, Harford County Sheriff's deputies were called to a domestic disturbance at 815 Chatfield Road in Joppa. Upon arrival deputies made contact with Michael Allen Brandt, 26, and Julia Michele Leonard, 24, regarding a verbal altercation. While in the residence deputies detected a strong odor of marijuana and observed suspected marijuana in the bathroom of the home. Deputies took both suspects into custody.

As a result of further investigation deputies obtained a search and seizure warrant. During the subsequent search deputies seized 8 pounds of marijuana, over $8,000 in cash, indoor growing equipment, equipment and packaging materials, and multiple smoking devices. The marijuana has an estimated street value of $1500 per pound or $32,000 if sold by the ounce.

Both suspects were charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance and could face additional charges. Brandt was released after posting a $50,000 bond and Leonard was released after posting a $35,000 bond.

News Release

April 04, 2013


  • Edward Hopkins

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