LA PLATA, Md. - The La Plata Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) today released the following incident and arrest reports.
VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER: On May 11, 2007, at approximately 12:01 a.m., TFC J. Edelen was on routine patrol northbound U.S. Route 301, south of Pierce Road, Waldorf, Charles County, when he observed a blue Chrysler bearing MD registration exceeding the posted speed limit. TFC Edelen activated his emergency equipment to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle. TFC Edelen made contact with the driver, Constance Joy Buyze, 40 years, of Clinton, Md., who was identified by her MD drivers license. While TFC Edelen was speaking with Buyze, he observed a male passenger in the vehicle. The passenger was identified by his MD ID card as Gary Jerome Harley, 29 years, of Brandywine, Md. After TFC Edelen spoke with Buyze, he returned to his vehicle to conduct a check through MILES/NCIC on Buyze and Harley. The check revealed that Buyze had an active protective order against Harley dated on 04/19/2007, entered by the Prince Georges County Sheriffs Office. Harley was placed under arrest for violation of the protective order. Harley was transported to the Charles County Detection Center for processing.
DUI & CDS: On May 13, 2007, at approximately 12:38 a.m., TFC J. Edelen was on routine patrol traveling southbound U. S. Route 301, north of Smallwood Drive, Waldorf, Charles County, when he observed a white Cadillac bearing MD registration cross the dotted white line on 3 occasions. TFC Edelen activated his emergency equipment to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle. Upon contact with the driver, Charles Lorenzo Bingham Jr., 28 years, of Waldorf, who was identified by his MD drivers license. While TFC Edelen was speaking with Bingham, he detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. TFC Edelen had Bingham perform the standardized field sobriety tests, which he failed. Bingham was then placed under arrest for DUI. A search incident to arrest revealed a Newport cigarette pack with a hand rolled cigar containing marijuana in Binghams pant pocket. Bingham was transported to the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack for DUI processing and then transported to the Charles County Detention Center for criminal processing. Bingham was charged with the following: driving under the influence of alcohol; driving while impaired by alcohol; driving under the influence of alcohol per se; driving while suspended; negligent driving; and did possess a controlled dangerous substance of schedule I, to wit: marijuana.
CDS: On May 13, 2007, at approximately 5:15 p.m., Trooper J. Wiersma was on routine patrol when he observed a black 2000 Nissan Maxima bearing MD registration traveling southbound Maryland Route 301, south of Route 227, White Plains. The vehicles front registration place was displayed on the dash behind the windshield and the tint on the windows was too dark. Trooper Wiersma initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. Upon making contact with the driver, Crystal Chavon Dinkins, who was identified by her Maryland drivers license. Trooper Wiersma further observed there were two passengers in the rear of the vehicle. The left rear passenger was identified by his MD drivers license as James Martin Countee Jr., 26 years, of Clinton, Md. The right rear passenger was identified by his Washington D.C. drivers license as Robert Ladrawn Dinkins, 27 years, of Washington D.C.
After Trooper Wiersma spoke with the driver and passengers, he detected a moderate odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle. Both of the rear passengers eyes were glassy. Trooper Wiersma explain to them he could smell an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and asked them if there was any marijuana inside the vehicle or on their person. The right rear passenger Dinkins, stated he had a small plastic baggie of marijuana in one of his pockets and that he was smoking weed earlier that day. Trooper Wiersma retrieved one small clear ziplock baggie containing a green leafy substance suspected to be CDS Marijuana. Dinkins was placed under arrest. Trooper Wiersma than asked Countee if there was anything else inside the vehicle that was illegal because he was the registered owner. Countee stated there was a smoking pipe inside the glove box. A probable cause search of the vehicle incident to arrest revealed one ceramic CDS smoking pipe, containing trace amounts of CDS marijuana residue. The search also revealed 3 small partially burnt CDS marijuana cigarettes located inside an eyeglass holder, in the center console. Countee was placed under arrest. Crystal Chavon Dinkins, denied any knowledge of the CDS/Paraphernalia. She was issued a SERO for the window tint violation and a warning for the front plate violation. She was then told she was free to leave.
Both Robert Dinkins and James Countee were transported to the Charles County Detention Center for processing. Countee was charged with the following: did possess a controlled dangerous substance of schedule I, to wit: marijuana; and did possess with intent to use drug paraphernalia, to wit: (1) ceramic in construction, blue in color, CDS smoking pipe, use to inhale a controlled dangerous substance of Schedule 1, to wit marijuana. Dinkins was charged with the following: did possess a controlled dangerous substance of schedule I, to wit: marijuana: and did possess with intent to use drug paraphernalia, to wit: small clear ziplock baggie, use to contain a controlled dangerous substance of Schedule I, to wit: marijuana.