Suspected heroin seized; Kent woman charged
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.