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INCIDENT: Controlled Dangerous Substance
DATE / TIME: 7/23/18 at approximately 8:50 am
LOCATION: Route 19 and Crane Swamp Road in Church Hill, Md
DRIVER: Robert Patchett Jr., 28yo male from Centreville, Md
DETAILS: While conducting traffic enforcement, Corporal Martz observed a white 2002 GMC pickup truck driving above the posted speed limit. Cpl. Martz stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Robert Patchett Jr. While speaking with Patchett, Cpl. Martz detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. As a result, Cpl. Martz conducted a search and found less than 10 grams of marijuana. Patchett was issued civil citations for the possession of marijuana and a traffic citation for driving over the speed limit.
DEPUTY: Corporal B. Martz
CASE: 18-22497
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INCIDENT: Controlled Dangerous Substance
DATE / TIME: 7/23/18 at approximately 12:40 pm
LOCATION: Fairview Drive and Heath Road in Chestertown, Md
DRIVER: Mortrial Miller, 32yo male from Chestertown, Md
DETAILS: Deputy First Class (DFC) Prince noticed the occupants of a black 1995 Ford F150 were not wearing their seatbelts. DFC Prince stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Mortrial Miller. Incident to a K9 scan of the vehicle and a positive alert, a search of the vehicle was completed and less than 10 grams of marijuana were found. Miller was issued a civil citation for the possession of marijuana. Miller was also issued the following traffic citations:
1. Operating a motor vehicle with operator not restrained by a seat belt
2. Passenger age 16 or more in outboard front seat of motor vehicle without seat belt restraint
DEPUTY: Deputy First Class D. Prince
CASE: 18-22528