POCOMOKE CITY, MD. Maryland State Police working traffic enforcement along the busy Rt. 13 corridor on Maryland’s Eastern Shore on Nov. 25th rang the bells of two Connecticut men who were trying to get south in advance of a winter storm heading for the northeast. But, while they were evading the looming snowstorm, according to police, the men were packing plenty of “snow” of their own with a shoe box full of cocaine concealed with a piece of luggage.
Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack Commander Lt. E. W. Starner reports that On 11/25/14 at approximately 8:39 am, members of the Maryland State Police – Berlin “V” Barrack were working a traffic enforcement detail when a traffic stop was initiated on a 2015 Chrysler 200.
Police say that the vehicle was noted for a speed violation in the area of S/B US Rt. 13 north of the Maryland/Virginia line. During the course of the stop, Troopers conducted a K-9 free air sniff of the vehicle utilizing a State Police canine. The scan resulted in a positive alert for the presence of a controlled dangerous substance. Search of the vehicle produced a suit case in the trunk of the vehicle. Inside of the suitcase was a shoe box containing a significant quantity of cocaine.
The vehicle occupants to include the driver, Allan Orville Tyson, 35, of Prospect, CT, and the passenger, Christopher H. Williams-Eason, 25, of Northfield, CT were placed under arrest. Tyson, Eason, and the CDS were transported to the MSP Berlin Barrack for processing. The cocaine was found to have a “bulk value” of nearly $20,000 and approximate “street value” of $45,000.
Eason and Tyson were charged with Importation of CDS into the State, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and possession of cocaine. Both Tyson and Eason were brought before a State of Maryland District Court Commissioner and each were held at the Worcester County Jail on $100,000 Secured Bond. Each subject will have a bond review on Wednesday morning within the Worcester County District Court House. No trial dates have been set at this time. Troopers were assisted by members of the Criminal Enforcement Team (CET) and Federal Agents of ICE.
The investigating troopers were reported to be S/Tpr Meyers and S/Tpr. Orndorff.