Two teenagers from another state have been arrested in Maryland. According to the Kent County Sheriff's Office, the two 18-year-olds were taken into custody after a traffic stop. Police said that the two were charged with drug possession after the vehicle they were in was allegedly seen traveling faster than a posted speed limit. The incident occurred last month on Route 301.
Authorities said that the vehicle was traveling 69 mph in a 55-mph zone when the vehicle was traveling south on Route 301 near Route 313. The officer supposedly smelled the odor of marijuana after pulling the vehicle over. A vehicle search was done and more than 100 grams of marijuana was reportedly found. Cash was allegedly discovered during the search, as well. Both men were taken into custody and were held at the Kent County Detention Center on $10,000 bail. Their charges included possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana. It is unclear how steep of a punishment they may face. If what police allege is true, the two teenagers may receive a sentence involving jail time, considering the fact that they have already been held in a detention center and that they reportedly had more than 3.5 ounces of the drug in question on them.
Authorities did not say which one of the 18-year-olds was driving when the officer performed the traffic stop, and it was unclear why the two teenagers were in Maryland at the time of the incident. Both are from neighboring Delaware.
Many people have faced drug charges in the past and many will in the future. Such incidents can be hard to overcome without the help of a legal professional that is familiar with the world of criminal defense.
Middletown Transcript, "Middletown-area teens facing drug charges in Maryland" Scott Goss, Sep. 08, 2013