MSP Reports for Charles County - Southern Maryland Headline News

MSP Reports for Charles County


LA PLATA, Md. (Jan. 14, 2008) - The La Plata Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) today released the following incident and arrest reports.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: On January 12 at approximately 0030 hours, Tpr. J. Wiersma was on duty participating in an organized task force special initiative which took place in the parking lot of Berkley Square, 2732 Crain Highway, Waldorf. MSP K-9 (Nero) and TFC S. Keen conducted a K-9 scan on an unoccupied parked vehicle in the parking lot. The dog gave a positive alert for CDS. At 0150 hours, the driver and three other occupants exited the establishment they were in and occupied the vehicle closing all the doors. Tpr. Wiersma then approached the vehicle and identified all of the occupants. The driver was identified as Bryan Durrell, Fraley, 19, of Washington D.C. The passengers were identified as Quentin Dwayne Smoters, Norris Randoph Webster, and Horace Andrew Thompson. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed one small partially burnt marijuana blunt and a small blue ziplock baggie containing trace amounts of CDS marijuana. The driver, Fraley admitted ownership of the CDS and advised the passengers had nothing to do with it. Fraley was placed under arrest and transported to the Barrack for processing. He was then transported to the Charles County Detention Center for further processing. Fraley was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of CDS paraphernalia.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: On January 12 at approximately 0200 hours, Tpr. M. Armstrong was conducting a parking lot check at the Thai Seafood located at 2732 Crain Highway, Waldorf, for alcohol and drug violations, when he observe a black Cadillac Deville with Virginia registration. Tpr. Armstrong notice through the window of the unoccupied vehicle a green leafy vegetable matter scattered throughout the interior of the vehicle. Trooper Armstrong observed the vehicle until five male’s approached and then occupied the vehicle at approximately 0230 hours. As the driver of the vehicle was about to drive away, Tpr. Armstrong activated his emergency equipment and effected a traffic stop in the Thai Seafood parking lot. Upon making contact with the driver, Joseph Luther Williams Jr., 19, of Washington D.C., a strong odor of marijuana was detected emanating from the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted, and revealed a clear plastic baggie with a green leafy vegetable matter in it (suspected marijuana). None of the suspects would offer any information as to the owner of the suspected marijuana, and all occupants were placed under arrest and charged with did possess a controlled dangerous substance of schedule I, to wit: marijuana. The other occupants in the vehicle were Tyrone Alexander Powell, 19 years, of Capitol Heights, Md.; Tonio Antwaun Powell, 19, of Capitol Heights, Md.; David Richard Copeland, 21, of Washington D.C.; and Brennan Jordan Thomas, 18, of Hyattsville, Md. All occupants were taken to the Barrack for processing, and then taken to the Charles County Detention Center for further processing.

COUNTERFEIT MONEY: On January 12 at approximately 1640 hours, Tpr. J. Everly, was ending his tour traveling southbound Maryland Route 5, north of Sapp Place Waldorf, utilizing his radar unit when he received a digital display on his radar unit of 93 miles per hour in a posted 55 miles per hour zone. He observed a silver Jeep Liberty traveling at a high rate of speed and passing other vehicles. Tpr. Everly conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and made contact with the driver, Jamiyl Abdul Al-Malik, 38 years, of Lexington Park. A driver’s license check through MVA revealed Al-Malik was suspended through the state of Virginia. A NCIC/MILES check revealed Al-Malik had a warrant through Henrico County in Richmond Virginia. At than time TFC W. Shelton arrived at the scene and took over the traffic stop. Once the warrant was confirmed by Henrico County Police Department, Al-Malik was pled under arrest. During a search incident to arrest, three twenty dollar bills of U.S. currency was located under the driver’s floor mat. Under further observation that on the backside of the bills was the front of a fifty dollar bill. All bills were the same and protected by clear tape. Al-Malik was placed under arrest and taken to the Barrack for processing, then taken to the Charles County Detention Center for further processing. He was charged with did, with fraudulent intent, knowingly and willfully possess a counterfeit document, to wit: U.S. Currency Twenty Bills, and did, with fraudulent intent, knowingly and willfully possess a counterfeit document, to wit: U.S. Currency Fifty Bills.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: On January 13 at approximately 1630 hours, Tpr. M. Armstrong was patrolling the area of Oakley Driver and Wakefield Circle when he observed a red Honda Accord, with dark tint. Tpr. Armstrong activated his emergency equipment and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. Upon making contact with the driver, Darris Jamel Gray, 19, of Waldorf, Tpr. Armstrong detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Tpr. Armstrong informed the driver why he was being stopped. Gray was visibly shaking and breathing heavy. Tpr. Armstrong informed Gray that he was going to be conducting a probable cause search of the vehicle due to the strong odor of marijuana emanating from it. Once Gray was removed from the vehicle, a pat down was conducted for officer safety prior to conducting the vehicle search. A plastic bag was removed from Gray’s pants which contained 25 grams of a green leafy vegetable matter consistent with marijuana. Gray was placed under arrest. A search of the vehicle revealed five hand rolled marijuana cigarettes in the ashtray, and several plastic gloves were located with small bits of a green leafy vegetable matter in the glove box. Gray was taken to the Barrack for processing, then taken to the Charles County Detention Center for further processing. Gray was charged with the following: did unlawfully possess a controlled dangerous substance of schedule I, to wit: marijuana in sufficient quantity to indicate an intent to distribute same, and did possess a controlled dangerous substance of schedule I, to wit: marijuana.

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