A Maryland trio is facing multiple drug charges after their vehicle was pulled over during a routine traffic stop. The charges against the trio stemmed from an incident that occurred on Friday, Aug. 8 around 3:29 p.m., when police officers reportedly noticed the 20-year-old driver of the car talking on his cellphone while he was driving.
According to police, a search of the vehicle was performed after a K-9 drug dog signaled a positive alert for drugs after officers pulled the vehicle over. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, police allegedly discovered a hypodermic needle and drugs stored in a console that was in the center of the vehicle.
A second hypodermic needle was located under a rear passenger seat where one of the passengers, a 22-year-old Walkersville man, was seated. The third person in the vehicle, a 20-year-old Elkridge woman who was riding in the front seat of the vehicle, reportedly handed a police officer marijuana that had been hidden inside her bra after officers allegedly asked her if she had any drugs on her.
The driver of the vehicle was subsequently charged with possession of paraphernalia and possession of controlled paraphernalia. The 22-year-old back seat passenger has been charged with possession of controlled paraphernalia, and the 20-year-old woman is facing charges for possession of heroin, controlled paraphernalia, paraphernalia and marijuana.
Defendants who are facing drug charges could face a lengthy jail sentence and stiff fines if they are convicted for drug crimes. An experienced Maryland criminal attorney can assist clients by ensuring their rights are protected while the case moves through the justice system.
Source: Your4State.com, "Traffic Stop Leads to Three Drug Arrests" Aug. 08, 2014