MSP Reports for Charles County

LA PLATA, Md. (Jan. 4, 2008) - The La Plata Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) today released the following incident and arrest reports.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: On December 28, 2007, at approximately 10:00 p.m., TFC J. Edelen was dispatched to Best Buy in Waldorf and made contact with Tpr. J. Wiersma who was working secondary employment off duty. Tpr. Wiersma advised TFC Edelen that he was standing by the front door when a 16-year-old male, from Ft. Washington walked into the store. Tpr. Wiersma detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana emitting from his clothing. Tpr. Wiersma conducted a probable cause search and found a red baggie containing 2.5 grams of marijuana. TFC Edelen responded to take custody of the juvenile. The juvenile was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: On December 31, 2007, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Tpr. R. Wilt was patrolling Route 5, just south of Maryland Route 488, when he observed a Honda Pilot traveling at a high rate of speed. Using radar, Wilt determined the vehicle was traveling 82 mph in a posted 55 mph zone. Tpr. Wilt activated his emergency equipment to initiate a traffic stop. The driver was identified as Akeya Cheri Dudley, 30, of Great Mills, and the passenger was identified as Amanda Emily Prye, 22, also of Great Mill. Both occupants of the vehicle exhibited excessive interior movement, before the driver pulled over to the shoulder. As Tpr. Wilt approached the vehicle, he was immediately struck by a very strong odor of burnt marijuana. At this time Deputy Alverez of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office arrived to assist Tpr. Wilt. A search of the vehicle revealed seven burnt marijuana cigarettes, several marijuana seeds, stems and leafs. Both subjects were placed under arrest and transported to the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack for processing. They were then transported to the Charles County Detention Center for further processing. They were charged with did use/possess with intent to use drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled dangerous substance of schedule I, to wit: marijuana.

CONCEALED DEADLY WEAPONS: On January 1, 2008, at approximately 4:15 p.m., Tpr. Wiersma was on routine patrol traveling northbound Route 301, north of Smallwood Drive, when he observed a Chevrolet Van traveling in front of him with expired registration plates. Tpr. Wiersma conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. While making contact with the driver, Ashley H. Moore, 25 years, of Lansing, Michigan, appeared very nervous. Tpr. Wiersma observed a black case on the floorboard, and asked the driver if there was anything inside the vehicle that Tpr. Wiersma should be concerned about. Moore stated there were two guns by the seat, but they were registered. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed the following weapons: Smith and Wesson .22 cal handgun, empty magazine, Stoeger .45 cal handgun, Heritage Rough Rider .22 cal handgun, with extra revolver cylinder, Eastern Arms .38 cal., a double edged Shanghi Shadow bowie style knife, a Smith and Wesson 357 magnum handgun, Colt Anaconda .44 magnum handgun, Rossi Cyclops 357 Magnum handgun, Desert Eagle 9mm handgun, with empty magazine, Kimber Pro Carry .45 Cal handgun with three empty magazines, and a bag containing numerous illegal fireworks. A large duffel bag and a military type ammunition can was also found that contained numerous boxes of various types of ammunition. Moore was placed under arrest for possession of concealed deadly weapons. Moore was transported to the Charles County Detention Center for processing.

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