3 men being held on charges involving cocaine, marijuana Car was searched after traffic stop ELLICOTT CITY/ELKRIDGE

January 05, 1993|By Alisa Samuels | Alisa Samuels,Staff Writer

A routine traffic stop on Interstate 95 in Elkridge Saturday morning resulted in a search that revealed $65,000 worth of suspected cocaine and $1,900 worth of suspected marijuana, a state police spokesman said.

About 9 a.m. Saturday, Trooper Ralph Wilkens, of the Waterloo Barracks, stopped a driver of a Ford Tempo for traveling 74 mph in a 55 mph zone on northbound Interstate 95 and Route 100, said the spokesman, Trooper Patrick A. Jameson.

Inside the Tempo were three men who acted in a suspicious manner, he said.

A search of one passenger produced a large bag containing a total of 21 grams of what police suspect is marijuana, Trooper Jameson said.

During a search of the car, police also recovered 130 bags of 43.3 grams of suspected cocaine, drug paraphernalia and a concealed knife under a front passenger seat, Trooper Jameson said.

The men told police they had left Charlotte, N.C., and were on their way to New York, he said.

David Sutton, 25, of Irvington, N.J.; Geoffrey Daniel, 25, of Queens, N.Y.; and Danny Noble, 23, of the Bronx, N.Y., were charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of concealed dangerous and deadly weapons and possession of drug paraphernalia, Trooper Jameson said.

The men are charged with possession of $65,000 worth of suspected cocaine and $1,900 worth of marijuana, Trooper Jameson said.

Mr. Daniel and Mr. Noble were being held in lieu of $250,000 bail the Howard County Detention Center, where Mr. Sutton being held in lieu of $200,000 bail, Trooper Jameson said.

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