Two cited for mar­i­juana at so­bri­ety check­point

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CENTREVILLE — No drunk driv­ers were found in a St. Pa­trick’s Day so­bri­ety check­point north of Centreville. The Mary­land State Po­lice, Depart­ment of Nat­u­ral Re­sources Po­lice, Queen Anne’s County Sher­iff’s Of­fice and Centreville Po­lice Depart­ment joined in the co­op­er­a­tive ef­fort aimed at ed­u­cat­ing the pub­lic on the dan­gers of im­paired driv­ing as well as pre­vent­ing im­paired driv­ing.

The check­point — funded by the Mary­land High­way Safety Of­fice — was con­ducted be­tween 9:30 and 11 p.m March 17 in the area of Route 213 South and Pur­ple Martin Road. Of­fi­cers checked 116 ve­hi­cles dur­ing the op­er­a­tion.

MSP Sgt. An­drew Wil­liams said two mo­torists were pulled to the side for ad­di­tional test­ing and a prob­a­ble cause search of the ve­hi­cles. The in­di­vid­u­als passed the so­bri­ety test, but were is­sued a civil ci­ta­tion for mar­i­juana less than 10 grams.

The check­point was manned by nine state troop­ers, one Nat­u­ral Re­sources Po­lice of­fi­cer, four Queen Anne’s County deputies and two Centreville Po­lice Depart­ment of­fi­cers. The State High­way Ad­min­is­tra­tion (Centreville of­fice) as­sisted with the site set up and traf­fic di­rec­tion.

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