Waldorf man indicted for marijuana, loaded gun
A Waldorf man was indicted on numerous charges for an April incident in which he was allegedly pulled over by a trooper with more than 38 grams of marijuana and an illegally-possessed, loaded handgun in his vehicle.
Deandra Sherman Bush, 20, was indicted on charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, distribution of controlled dangerous substances with a firearm, possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm as a minor, possession of a firearm with a felony conviction, illegal possession of ammunition, possession of a handgun in a vehicle and having a learner’s permit driving without required supervision, according to online court records.
Tfc. T. Davis of the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick barrack stopped a Buick La Sabre passenger vehicle April 30 in the area of northbound Route 2/4 and Governor Run Road in Port Republic for traffic violations, court documents state. As Davis approached the vehicle and made contact with Bush, he allegedly smelled the odor of burnt marijuana emitting from the vehicle.
In the charging documents, Davis reported that Bush seemed nervous, as his hands were shaky and he choked when he talked. Although he only has a learner’s permit, Bush was allegedly the sole occupant of the vehicle.
A probable cause search was conducted, resulting in the alleged discovery of a book bag containing 34.8 grams of packaged marijuana, a digital scale and a loaded Glock 19, 9-millimeter handgun. All the items, including Bush’s cellphone, were confiscated as evidence, according to the police report. Bush was verbally read his Miranda rights and waived the rights to provide a statement. He said he sells a little marijuana to make money, but smokes more than he sells.
Bush was transported to the detention center and is currently being held on a revoked bond. He is scheduled for a Sept. 25 plea hearing and will commence jury trial Oct. 31 in Calvert County Circuit Court if no plea deal can be made.
This incident violated Bush’s probation on a 2015 Charles County case where he assaulted a fellow student at Thomas Stone High School, breaking the teen’s jaw. Bush served 114 days of this three-year sentence and was placed on five years of probation, online court records show. He is subject to receiving some or all of the backup time in this case at his Oct. 18 violation of probation hearing in Charles County Circuit Court.