Office of the State's Attorney

Worcester County, Maryland


May 1, 2023

On Wednesday, April 12, 2023, Charles Lamar Johnson, age 35, of Berlin, Maryland, pleaded guilty to distribution of cocaine. The Honorable Brian D. Shockley of the Worcester County Circuit Court sentenced Johnson to serve 12 years in the Maryland Division of Correction.

The charges resulted from an investigation conducted by the Ocean City Police Narcotics Unit and the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team in October of 2022. During that investigation, an undercover officer purchased an amount of cocaine from Johnson in Berlin. Detectives then obtained a search and seizure warrant for Johnson’s residence and located and seized an amount of cash, several cell phones, and a digital scale with cocaine residue. On December 13, 2022, Johnson was indicted on charges including distribution and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

Worcester County State’s Attorney Kris Heiser commended the Ocean City Narcotics Unit and the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team for their joint investigation, and applauded Assistant State’s Attorney Joaquin Cabrera who prosecuted the case.