Traffic stop leads to cocaine charge
Passenger arrested after search
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.