Traf­fic stop leads to co­caine charge

Pas­sen­ger ar­rested af­ter search

The Enterprise - - News - By JOHN WHAR­TON jwhar­ton@somd­news.com Twit­ter: @JohnEn­tNews

A Lex­ing­ton Park man has been charged with the pos­ses­sion of co­caine with the in­tent to dis­trib­ute the drug, in court pa­pers al­leg­ing that small plas­tic bags of sus­pected co­caine were found near his pas­sen­ger seat in a sport-util­ity ve­hi­cle.

Der­rick Lee Scott, 31, was granted re­lease on a $5,000 un­se­cured bond fol­low­ing the traf­fic stop and po­lice search of the ve­hi­cle he was rid­ing in last week on Great Mills Road.

Another pas­sen­ger told po­lice that “Scott was ad­vis­ing he was go­ing to jail, as they were get­ting pulled over,” ac­cord­ing to the state­ment of prob­a­ble cause filed Oct. 4 by Trooper Brandy Di­toto of the Mary­land State Po­lice.

Po­lice pur­suit leads to drug ar­rest

In a sep­a­rate mat­ter, 46-year-old Mar­lone W. Hill of Lex­ing­ton Park was re­leased on a $5,000 un­se­cured bond fol­low­ing his ar­rest on a felony co­caine charge filed in court pa­pers de­tail­ing a po­lice chase of a car on Pegg Road.

The Honda car “rapidly ac­cel­er­ated” shortly af­ter mid­night on the morn­ing of Oct. 3 from an in­ter­sec­tion in Lex­ing­ton Park, and dur­ing the en­su­ing pur­suit, “the driver toss[ed] mul­ti­ple white bags out of the pas­sen­ger side of the ve­hi­cle and onto the shoul­der.”

The car stopped at another in­ter­sec­tion, and a St. Mary’s County sher­iff’s deputy took part in re­triev­ing the tossed items, ac­cord­ing to state­ment of prob­a­ble cause filed by Trooper Christo­pher Di­toto of the Mary­land State Po­lice.

A plas­tic bag of co­caine also was found dur­ing a search of the car, court pa­pers state, and Hill was ar­rested on charges in­clud­ing the pos­ses­sion of co­caine with the in­tent to dis­trib­ute.

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