Car stop leads to 2 arrests, seizure of cocaine, cash
On Feb. 3, the Anne Arundel County Police conducted a car stop near Stream Valley Drive on Linden Grove Place in Odenton, Maryland. According to police, illegal drugs were seen in the vehicle, which led to a search of the car.
The two occupants of the car were a 38-year-old man from Glen Burnie and a 39-year-old woman from Odenton. Both were arrested after officers located multiple drugs, paraphernalia and cash. Three Mason jars were reportedly found in the vehicle and held $770.60 worth of marijuana. Cocaine was also reportedly found — forty-three baggies total — worth $2,860 in street value. Two hundred dollars’ worth of Oxycodone pills was also reportedly seized. The paraphernalia that was found consisted of a metal grinder, digital scale, packaging materials and a bottle of Inositol Powder. Police also found $6,042 in cash.
The two occupants are now facing charges of possession with intent to distribute. In Maryland, a felony charge of cocaine possession could mean a fine of up to $50,000, 25 years in prison or both. A charge for sales carries a penalty of 20 years, a fine of up to $25,000, or both. The third conviction means a prison sentence of not less than 40 years.
As you can see, the penalties for possession with intent to distribute are severe. It’s important to work with your attorney to develop a strong defense against such charges. While there may be an option for a plea bargain, it is not guaranteed. Your attorney can provide more information on possible defenses and other legal options you may have.
Source: Odenton-Severn Patch, “Cocaine, $6K Cash Seized in Odenton Drug Stop,” Deb Belt, Feb. 03, 2016