Teen-ager is charged with drug possession

June 05, 1996

County police arrested a Pasadena man on a drug charge Sunday after they stopped his truck near Fort Meade because a taillight was missing.

Michael Anthony Burns, 18, of the 200 block of 11th St. was charged with possession of marijuana.

Officer Arthur G. Foote stopped a white Ford Ranger on Route 32 near Route 198 in Odenton about 10: 30 p.m. When he spoke to the driver, Foote noticed an odor of marijuana from the truck, police said.

The driver consented to a search of the truck, and police found a partly burned cigarette containing what later tested positive for marijuana, police said.

They arrested the man, searched him and found in his pants pocket a bag containing 2.9 grams of what later tested positive for marijuana, police said.

Crofton man, 32, accused of possessing marijuana

County police stopped a car in Crofton Saturday night because of a missing taillight and arrested the driver on a drug charge after they found a bag of what tested positive for marijuana in his pants pocket.

Jeffrey Dwayne Tester, 32, of the 1600 block of Ridgely Court in Crofton was charged with possession of marijuana.

Officer Tracy Frye stopped a 1976 Chevrolet Nova on Route 424 near Farnborn Street shortly before 11 p.m. because of the missing light.

When the officer talked to the driver, she smelled alcohol on his breath, police said. She asked him to get out of the car for a sobriety test, and as he walked to the rear of the car he threw to the ground a partly burned cigarette containing what later tested positive for marijuana, police said.

Frye arrested the driver and during a search found in his pocket a 6.7-gram bag of what later tested positive for marijuana, police said.

Woman accused of lying to police to speed response

A Baltimore woman was arrested Sunday on charges that she lied to police when she reported an armed robbery.

Deiko Lashawn Smith, 26, of the 2500 block of W. Lafayette Ave. was charged with giving a false statement to police.

Officers said a woman called them to a house in the 500 block of Jones Road in Severn shortly before 9 p.m. and said she had been robbed at gunpoint.

When police arrived, she said that there had been no holdup and that she was upset because she believed a resident of the Lafayette Avenue address had taken $3.75 from her piggy bank.

She said she reported a holdup "so you guys would get here quickly," officers said.

Police log

Severn: Someone broke into a shed in the 1200 block of Somerset Road on Sunday night, stole a tiller valued at $1,600 and ransacked a car parked nearby.

Pub Date: 6/05/96

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