Pot, rifles and cash seized by task force

Annapolis man arrested after routine traffic stop

December 19, 2009|By Andrea F. Siegel

An Eastern Shore drug task force has made what prosecutors say is the area's second-largest drug bust this year.

A routine traffic stop in Queen Anne's County led to the arrest of one man and seizure of 76 suspected marijuana plants, more than 11 pounds of processed suspected marijuana, rifles and nearly $190,000 from an Annapolis-area home, officials said.

"It was an unbelievable amount of stuff he had, and a lot of money," Deputy State's Attorney John Mark McDonald said Friday.

Among the plants were 17 growing indoors, 54 in a greenhouse and five in a rose garden, the Queen Anne's County Drug Task Force said.

On Wednesday, a state trooper stopped a car driven on Route 301 near Route 302 by Jeffrey L. Windsor, 35, of the 500 block of Broadneck Road, and issued Windsor a speeding ticket, according to the task force. The trooper smelled marijuana and found three bags of suspected marijuana and $20,000 in a vacuum-sealed bag in the 2004 Jetta, officials said. The task force was alerted, and its members saw photos on Windsor's cell phone of marijuana plants, officials said.

A search of Windsor's property that evening turned up the cash and suspected marijuana, police said.

Windsor faces charges of possession with intent to distribute drugs and related counts in Queen Anne's and Anne Arundel counties. He was released on bond.

In November, a vehicle driven by a Florida man was stopped for suspected speeding and authorities found 61 pounds of suspected marijuana in it, McDonald said.

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