Heroin found at Park and Ride
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.