MSP Reports for Charles County

LA PLATA, Md. (April 5, 2008) - The La Plata Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) recently released the following incident and arrest reports.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: On March 28, at approximately 1:53 a.m., TFC J. Edelen was patrolling the Super 8 Motel parking lot in Waldorf when he observed a suspicious white Nissan parked on the side with 3 occupants inside and one male standing outside the passenger door. TFC Edelen pulled into the parking lot and made his approach, when the male standing outside the passenger window made an abrupt movement with his hand towards the ground and started to walk away. TFC Edelen stopped the subject who was identified as Allen Teddy Carroll Jr., 22, of Waldorf. TFC Edelen then made contact with the other occupants in the vehicle, who were identified as Ashley Irene Freeman, 19, of Waldorf, Perry Delanta Cooper, 22, of La Plata, and a 16-year-old juvenile. TFC had requested another unit respond to his location and Corporal E. Diggs arrived on the scene. While Corporal Diggs was speaking with Cooper, he observed a baggie containing suspected marijuana on the passenger tire, where Carroll had made movements towards the ground. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed another baggie of marijuana and a multi color glass smoking device. All subjects were placed under arrest and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: On March 29, at approximately 4:35 p.m., Trooper A. Ford was on routine patrol in the area of Smallwood Drive, east of Route 925 when he observed the driver of a Gray Ford Crown Victoria not restrained by a seat belt. Trooper Ford initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, Terry Nathaniel Thomas, 23, of Temple Hills. While conversing with Thomas, Trooper Ford smelled a moderate odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the interior of the vehicle. Trooper Ford conducted a probable cause search of Thomas and his vehicle. The search revealed a plastic dime bag containing suspected marijuana. Thomas was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: On March 29, at approximately 9:21 p.m., Trooper Ford was dispatched to St. Patrick’s Drive for a CDS complaint. Upon Trooper Ford’s arrival, he made contact with Detective Sergeant Truitt, who was working part time at the Holiday Inn. Trooper Ford and D/Sgt. Truitt went to the room where an employee of the Holiday Inn stated they smelled the odor of burnt marijuana. D/Sgt. Truitt was able to pinpoint the room where the odor of burnt marijuana was emitting from. They knocked on the door and the occupants let them enter the room. As they entered the room, they smelled a strong odor of burnt marijuana. The room was occupied by the suspect Jennifer Renee West, 26, of White Plains, Brian Anthony Holmes, and an eight month old baby. The room was registered to West and she gave consent for D/Sgt. Truitt to conduct a full search of the room. The search revealed in plain view a greenish leafy substance in a clear plastic baggie. West was placed under arrest and charged with possession of marijuana and CDS paraphernalia.

ILLEGAL DRUGS: On April 3, at approximately 2:10 a.m., Trooper M. Armstrong was traveling southbound U.S. Route 301, north of Maryland Route 228 when he observed a silver Dodge Neon traveling at what appeared to be above the posted speed limit. A pace of the vehicle revealed it was traveling 60 mph in a posted 45 mph zone. Trooper Armstrong activated his emergency equipment and initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. Upon making contact with the driver, Labrandon Demar Anthony, 22, of White Plains. Trooper Armstrong detected a moderate odor of marijuana emanating form the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed green leafy vegetable matter scattered under the driver’s seat. Anthony was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana.

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