Sus­pected heroin seized; Kent woman charged

Record Observer - - News - By TR­ISH MCGEE pm­cgee@thekent­coun­tynews.com

CH­ESTER­TOWN — The Queen Anne’s County Sher­iff’s Of­fice on July 19 charged a Wor­ton-area woman with pos­ses­sion of heroin with in­tent to dis­trib­ute af­ter 3.6 grams of sus­pected heroin was found in her bag.

De­je­une Kiar­ius Waits, 21, was re­leased on per­sonal re­cog­ni­zance.

A pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing is sched­uled for Aug. 21 in the Dis­trict Court for Queen Anne’s County. At that time a judge will de­ter­mine if there is prob­a­ble cause to be­lieve that Waits com­mit­ted the of­fenses.

Ac­cord­ing to on­line court records, Waits is await­ing trial next month in the Cir­cuit Court for Queen Anne’s County on as­sault, theft, bur­glary and con­spir­acy to com­mit armed rob­bery charges in an un­re­lated case. At the time of her ar­rest in that case in Jan­uary, she gave po­lice a Ch­ester Har­bor ad­dress.

Waits and Jonathan David Wil­ley, 25, of Kingstown, were ar­rested at about 11 a.m. at the Court­yard Inn on state Route 213 be­tween Ch­ester­town and Church Hill.

Deputies had been dis­patched to the Ch­ester Har­bor area for a re­ported ver­bal dis­tur­bance. While en route, they were no­ti­fied that the sus­pect, driv­ing a black-col­ored Nis­san, had left Ch­ester Har­bor.

A deputy ob­served the sus­pect ve­hi­cle trav­el­ing at a high rate of speed in re­verse and sub­se­quently pulling into the Court­yard Inn, po­lice said.

Po­lice iden­ti­fied the driver as Wil­ley and Waits as his pas­sen­ger.

Af­ter at­tempt­ing nu­mer­ous times to get out of his ve­hi­cle, say­ing he needed to go in­side the build­ing, Wil­ley al­legedly re­moved a hy­po­der­mic nee­dle from his pocket, sprayed the con­tents of the nee­dle on the ground and at­tempted to de­stroy the ev­i­dence by break­ing the nee­dle, po­lice said.

Po­lice re­ported that af­ter Wil­ley was placed in a pa­trol ve­hi­cle, he al­legedly kicked deputies Doug Prince and Sa­vanna Dickey.

Wil­ley was charged with re­sist­ing, in­ter­fer­ing with ar­rest; al­ter­ing ev­i­dence; pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled dan­ger­ous sub­stance that is not mar­i­juana; pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia and two counts of sec­ond­de­gree as­sault,

He also was charged with driv­ing with­out a li­cense; driv­ing in ex­cess of rea­son­able and pru­dent speed; driv­ing on a sus­pended li­cense; and fail­ure to dis­play li­cense on de­mand.

He was re­leased af­ter post­ing $200 cash bond, ac­cord­ing to on­line court records.

Wil­ley’s trial is Sept. 13 in dis­trict court.

Po­lice re­ported that Waits re­quested her bag, which was in­side the ve­hi­cle.

“Due to what we lo­cated on Wil­ley’s per­son, and for of­fi­cer safety, a search of Waits’ bag was con­ducted for weapons and C.D.S (con­trolled dan­ger­ous sub­stance). Once Waits was ad­vised of the search, Waits took a deep breath and looked straight to the ground,” deputies wrote in the news re­lease.

In Waits’ bag, deputies found 17 bag­gies of sus­pected heroin in­side an orange pre­scrip­tion bot­tle with­out a la­bel and two plas­tic straws con­tain­ing sus­pected drug residue, ac­cord­ing to the news re­lease.

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