A mid-morning traffic stop in Anne Arundel County on March 2 resulted in the arrest of a Glen Burnie man on both weapons and drug charges. Police pulled over the motorist nearby the intersection of Ordnance Road and Ritchie Highways just before 11:30 a.m., while they were performing a routine patrol of the area. It’s unclear what motivated them to pull the man over though.
The driver got out of his vehicle and began walking away from the scene of the traffic stop before officers approached. Police officers then got out of their car and detained him. They searched his vehicle and found both drugs and a weapon inside.
Officers ended up recovering a pint of a mixture of Codeine and Promethazine, seven Oxycodone Hydrochloride pills and two full bags of marijuana in the vehicle. Police discovered a 21.45 caliber Glock handgun inside the vehicle as well.
Police arrested the man on both gun and drug charges. They then transported him to the nearby correctional center in the Northern District. He was slated to be held there until his arraignment. It’s unclear when the next hearing in his case is scheduled for.
The possession, distribution and sale of drugs is illegal under both Maryland and federal law. Penalties vary depending on what types of drugs and how much of them someone is arrested with. Sentencing may be enhanced if someone is arrested for drug crime and weapons crime at the same time.
Your freedom is at risk. Let a drug charges attorney advise you what sentence you may be facing in your Glen Burnie case. Your lawyer will assess whether your traffic stop and the search of your vehicle was lawful. They’ll then advise you of defense strategies that you may be able to pursue to avoid an uncertain ending in your Maryland case.