As we discussed last week, there are certain freedoms that are removed when you have a felony drug conviction on your record. One of those freedoms that can be affected is the freedom to travel where you want. When you are facing drug charges, all of the consequences of a conviction are likely going through your mind. We know how stressful that can be.
Failing to follow traffic laws, such as wearing a seat belt, can sometimes lead to a traffic stop. In most cases, being pulled over for having an unbuckled passenger is a quick traffic stop. For one 27-year-old man, a Maryland State Police trooper seeing an unbuckled passenger in a vehicle led to much more than.
Staying away from the eyes of the police is necessary in some cases. If you are partaking in activities related to drug sales, staying away from situations that might lead to law enforcement officers suspecting your activities is usually a good idea. For two Maryland men, a simple traffic stop led to drug charges.
A 31-year-old Maryland man was charged with DUI and drug possession while driving with his two children in the car. After pulling him over, police claim to have discovered $1,900 worth of marijuana. A mark on the accused man's criminal record shows that he was convicted of a similar drug crime in 2011. The children involved in the incident were not harmed.
Two Virginia residents face drug charges in Maryland following a traffic stop in Ocean City. The traffic stop occurred at about 2 a.m. at 85th Street and Coastal Highway in the resort community. According to law enforcement, erratic driving, including swerving in and out of traffic lanes, precipitated the stop. The officers allege that when they approached the vehicle at the time of the stop, they detected the odor of marijuana.
On Aug. 20, investigators served a search warrant on a residence in the 6200 block of Panther Court in Waldorf and allegedly discovered suspected black tar heroin, various prescription medications, more than 1,000 in cash and $42,000 worth of marijuana. In connection with the drug bust, a Waldorf couple is being accused of drug crimes for the second time this year. A man and a woman at the residence were taken into custody and charged with possession of marijuana, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police recently arrested a 28-year-old Maryland man on drug possession charges after investigating him for slightly more than three months. They allege that several confidential informants told them that the suspect was the largest heroin dealer in the southern part of the state and told them where the man lived. The drug charges include heroin possession, possession of a large amount of heroin and possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
Eight Maryland men have been taken into custody under suspicion of drug charges. The arrests occurred after a search by the Dorchester County narcotics task force of a Cambridge apartment at 400 Cemetery Ave. The narcotics task force initiated the search with a search and seizure warrant and the search ultimately lead to eight people being taken into police custody. The police reportedly found a weapon and assorted drugs at the property which led to multiple drug charges.
A local Maryland man caught a break this week after pleading guilty to a severe drug offense charge. On May 15, two years of the offender's three-year sentence were suspended by a judge working in the St. Mary's County Circuit Court. The drug crime the man was convicted of was a felony charge: possession with intent to distribute cocaine. The offender plead guilty to the charge on May 4.
A Hurlock man was arrested on gun and drug charges after he allegedly knocked on random doors in Cambridge around midnight. Police arrested the 20-year-old after they were called to Peachblossom Avenue on a report of disturbances in the area. The drug charges stem from 35 grams of marijuana, a handgun and drug paraphernalia allegedly found on the accused man at the time of the investigation.