On February 22 at approximately 7:49 p.m., Dep. B. Wendland and Dfc. J.M. McCarroll observed a gold Chrysler vehicle, occupied by two males, traveling over the posted 30 m.p.h. speed limit on 5th Street in Owings. The vehicle was stopped. The officers were assisted by Dep. S. Morder and Dfc. P. Aurich and his trained CDS detection dog "Bean". The K-9 performed a scan of the car and gave a positive alert for the odor of a CDS from the vehicle interior and exterior. A search of the vehicle yielded a smoking device with suspected crack cocaine.
The driver, identified as Anthony L. Corrado, 39, of Owings, and the passenger, James P. Foster, 45, of North Beach, were both searched and found to have suspected cocaine and drug paraphernalia in their possession. Both were arrested and are being charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and drug paraphernalia. They were transported to the Detention Center to await a hearing before a District Court Commissioner.
David F. Scruggs, Jr., 31, of Chesapeake Beach was arrested on an open warrant on February 24 at 8:26 p.m. and a search incident to arrest revealed suspected cocaine.
Scruggs was observed walking on Route 261 in front of the North Beach Firehouse when he was observed by Dfc. R. Cress who knew that Scruggs was wanted on an open warrant through the Calvert County Sheriffs Office. He was arrested and charged with CDS: Possession-Not Marijuana and CDS: Possession Paraphernalia.
Theft, D.W.I., Drug Possession
Dep. S. Brown responded to a call for a possible impaired driver in the area of southbound MD Route 4 and Old Field Drive in Prince Frederick on February 28 at 9:42 a.m. While en route to the area where the vehicle was last observed, Dep. Brown received another call from the Calvert Control Center advising him that there was disorderly subject inside Rescue Company 4 who was believed to be the driver of the vehicle in question. He received an additional call advising him that the subject left Company 4 and was acting disorderly of Calvert Well Drilling in Prince Frederick. The Calvert Control Center then advised Dep. Brown that the driver was in his vehicle headed southbound on MD Route 4.
Dep. Brown observed the vehicle southbound on Md. Rt. 4 at Broomes Island Road, and was then advised by CCCC that the vehicle was stolen. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Frederick E. Donahue, 45, of Chesapeake Beach, then made a u-turn and headed northbound on MD. Rte. 4. Dep. Brown continued pursuit and activated his emergency equipment, subsequently stopping the vehicle at Western Shores Boulevard.
Upon approaching the vehicle, Dep. Brown immediately detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana. He conducted a search and located suspected marijuana on the floor of the vehicle. Donahue was placed under arrest and charged with Driving While Impaired by drugs, possession of marijuana and theft of a motor vehicle.