County police arrested a Severn man and one other on drug charges Tuesday after they allegedly found heroine in their car.
Police said they searched the car because one man was acting suspiciously and because they found a syringe in a can into which the driver had thrown trash.
Police said an officer saw a man walk into the drive-in carwash of a gas station at Dorsey Road and Ridge Road shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday.
The officer followed the man and asked him for identification. The man said he had none and tucked his hands in his coat pockets, police said. When the officer told the man to take his hands out of his pocket, the man put something into his mouth and swallowed it, police said.
The man told police he had ridden to the gas station with a friend but that the friend got frightened and drove away when he saw the police pull up.
As the officer was leaving, a woman approached and told him that she had seen the driver of the car put something into the trash can before he drove away, police said.
The woman said she saw a syringe on top of the trash can. She gave the officer the car's license number.
About 25 minutes later, police saw the car near Ridge and Severn roads picking up the first man. The officer stopped the car, and as the first man got out of the car, a plastic bag with what later tested positive as heroine fell out. Police arrested both men.
Edvon Anthony Perry, 42, of the 8500 block of Pioneer Drive in Severn and Darnell Van Kearney, 37, of no fixed address were charged with possession of heroine and drug paraphernalia.