3 Maryland residents face drug charges after traffic stop

On behalf of Jack B. Rubin, PA posted in Drug Charges on Thursday, December 11, 2014.

Police detained three Maryland residents on Dec. 7 after finding narcotics in their vehicle during a traffic stop. The car was pulled over around 1:30 a.m. when it failed to stop at the intersection of Washington Street and Bowery Street in Frostburg.

Frostburg police said a 23-year-old man was taken into custody during the traffic stop after he became hostile. Officers then noticed two clear bags with what appeared to be drugs sitting in the vehicle. Two of the car’s passengers, a 22-year-old man and a juvenile, were then also apprehended. Three other rear-seat passengers were released. Investigators later confirmed the bags contained six individually wrapped rocks of crack cocaine, weighing about four grams each, and the prescription drug Klonopin.

All three individuals were charged with drug possession with the intent to distribute. The 23-year-old was additionally charged with disorderly conduct, failure to obey an officer and seven traffic violations with more pending. He is being held at Allegany County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond. The 22-year-old is also being held at Allegany on a $25,000 bond. The juvenile was sent to Western Maryland Children’s Center in Hagerstown.

Those facing drug charges have the right to hire an attorney to defend their interests in court. A lawyer could scrutinize the search process for possible signs that police acted outside their authority when they seized any drug evidence. Depending on a defendant’s background, a lawyer may also possibly be able to negotiate a plea deal that mitigates the charges or penalties.

Source: Your4State.com, “Three Facing Drug Charges in Allegany County“, December 08, 2014

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