Charles County Sheriff's Reports

LA PLATA, Md. (Feb. 4, 2008) - The Charles County Sheriff's Department today released the following incident and arrest reports.

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On Feb. 1 at 12:21 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officer J. Freeman stopped a Jeep Cherokee on Mason Springs Road near Nelson Point Road in Marbury for having an inoperative tail light. When Officer Freeman approached the car, he detected the odor of marijuana. Investigation revealed the driver, Jasper Maurice Warren, 25, of Indian Head and the passenger, Stephen Raymond Barnes, 37, of Bryans Road, were in possession of marijuana. They were arrested, charged with possession of marijuana and were being held at the Charles County Detention Center pending an appearance before a district court commissioner.

POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA: On Jan. 31 at 10:30 a.m., Charles County Sheriff’s Officer R. Anderson, who is assigned to Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf, responded to an anonymous student Crime Solvers tip indicating a student was selling marijuana out of his car, which was parked in the student parking lot. Officer Anderson observed marijuana in plain view inside the vehicle. The officer and school administrators escorted the student to his vehicle where a subsequent search revealed nearly $500 worth of marijuana, a smoking device, packaging supplies and drug paraphernalia. The student, a 16-year-old boy, was charged as a juvenile with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released to his mother.

DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED: On Nov. 22 at 9:51 p.m., Charles County Sheriff’s officers responded to Billingsley Road near Duttons Bridge in Waldorf for the report of a vehicle crash. Upon arrival, officers discovered a Honda Accord had crashed into a tree. The driver of the Accord, Patricia Gibson, 54, of White Plains, appeared to be intoxicated. Gibson was transported to Fort Washington Hospital Center with non-life-threatening injuries. An investigation later revealed Gibson had been driving under the influence of alcohol when she crashed. She was charged on Jan. 30 with driving under the influence of alcohol. Officer M. Tyner investigated.

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