OCEAN CITY, MD – (September 28, 2017): The Ocean City Police Department Narcotics Unit and the Worcester County Criminal Enforcement Team recently executed a search warrant in Bishopville, MD that led detectives to discover a significant marijuana distribution operation.
Earlier this year, detectives began an investigation into a Socrates G. Pikounis, 52, of Bishopville, for suspected heroin distribution in the resort after receiving a tip from a citizen. The investigation led detectives to discover that the suspect’s wife, Brenda L. Pikounis, 54, of Bishopville, was also distributing large amounts of marijuana out of their home.
In August, detectives conducted multiple search warrants at various locations and located over 200 baggies of heroin, over $56,000 in U.S. Currency, over 90 jars of marijuana, thousands of manufactured marijuana products (edibles, cannabis oil, wax, etc.), a handgun, gold coins and silver bars worth thousands of dollars, and several other items used in the sale of illegal substances. Four vehicles were also seized.
On September 25, a Worcester County Grand Jury indicted Socrates and Brenda Pikounis on numerous drug-related charges and issued warrants for their arrest. Socrates Pikounis has been charged with fourteen drug-related charges and two counts of child endangerment. Brenda Pikounis has been charged with ten drug-related charges and two counts of child endangerment.