Heroin found at Park and Ride

The Kent Island Bay Times - - News -

STEVENSVILLE — A pa­trol check at the Park and Ride in Stevensville led deputies from the Queen Anne’s Sher­iff’s Of­fice to un­cover sus­pected heroin. The oc­cu­pants of a 2009 white Kia ap­peared to be en­gag­ing in sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity, po­lice said.

The in­ci­dent which oc­curred about 9 a.m. Aug. 18, re­sulted in the ar­rest of Der­rick Cooper, 27, of Cor­dova and Ricky Ford II, 25, of Eas­ton.

As Cooper and Ford ex­ited their ve­hi­cle, Deputy Darin Bush no­ticed Cooper drop a short glass tube and two clear plas­tic cap­sules from his left hand, po­lice said. The items fell to the ground near Cooper’s feet. Based on his ob­ser­va­tion of the sus­pected con­trolled dan­ger­ous sub­stances on the ground, Bush searched both Cooper and Ford.

A folded nap­kin con­tain­ing sus­pected heroin cap­sules was found in Cooper’s left pants pocket, po­lice said, while Ford’s search yielded neg­a­tive re­sults. A reg­is­tra­tion check through the Maryland Ve­hi­cle Ad­min­is­tra­tion re­vealed that Ford was the owner of the ve­hi­cle. Dur­ing the search of the ve­hi­cle, two clear plas­tic cap­sules con­tain­ing sus­pected heroin, one nee­dle and sy­ringe con­tain­ing sus­pected heroin, one metal spoon con­tain­ing sus­pected heroin, one glass smok­ing de­vice, Be­nadryl pills, and a brown leather belt were lo­cated, po­lice said.

The sus­pected dan­ger­ous and con­trolled sub­stances were sub­mit­ted to the ev­i­dence unit.

Both Cooper and Ford were ar­rested. Both were charged with pos­ses­sion of con­trolled dan­ger­ous sub­stances — not mar­i­juana and pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia.

Cooper was re­leased Aug. 20 on $5,000 bond. Ford re­mains at the Queen Anne’s County De­ten­tion Cen­ter in $15,000 bond. Tri­als are set for Oct. 4.

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