Police in Cambridge, Maryland arrested two men on February 10, 2010 after they attempted to elude police during a traffic stop. According to news reports, when officers attempted to stop a vehicle for driving against a state of emergency order issued due to severe weather, the driver failed to pull over and attempted to elude the officers. Fortunately for police, when the driver turned from Washington Street onto St. Clair Avenue, his car became stuck in the snow. Three individuals then jumped from the vehicle and proceeded to flee on foot. The officers were able to catch and arrest both the driver and the front seat passenger.
The arresting officers found 22.3 grams of marijuana on the floor of the front passenger’s seat. The driver, a 22-year-old from Rhodesdale, was driving on a suspended driver’s license. In addition, the front seat passenger, a 25-year-old from Cambridge, was wanted on an outstanding warrant for 13 counts of animal cruelty. Both face multiple charges, and are being held at Dorchester County Detention Center.
In the state of Maryland, possession or use of any amount of marijuana is punishable by jail time and hefty fines. Drug possession and trafficking charges can lead to very serious penalties. If you are accused of a drug charge, you should have the legal counsel of a skilled Maryland drug crime defense attorney. The aggressive lawyers at Alpert Schreyer, LLC have represented clients with drug and other criminal charges in Maryland for decades. Contact us today at (866) 444-6363 for a free and confidential consultation.
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