Search of Speeding Suspect Revealed Reason for Urgency
BISHOPVILLE, MD. A Delaware man was busted by Maryland State Trooper R. Marshall for possession of heroin as a result of a traffic stop on Feb. 4, 2015.
Police report that on February 4, 2015, at approximately 1:53 pm troopers were working in the area of Bishopville Road (Maryland Route 367) and Old Stage Road when a vehicle driven by Lamar Darnell Morris, 31233 Adams Street, Selbyville, Del., was stopped for exceeding the posted speed limit.
Morris consented to a search of his person which revealed a bundle of fifteen packages of suspected heroin and traces of cocaine.
The passenger, Joseph Ronta Giddins, was also asked to step from the vehicle and consented to a pat down. Located during the pat down was one strip of Suboxone, one syringe, and one spoon containing trace amounts of suspected heroin.
Both Morris and Giddins were subsequently arrested and charged with CDS violations. They were taken to a District Court Commissioner in Ocean City where they released on personal recognizance pending their court trial.
A preliminary hearing is set for April 24, 2015.
Morris entered a guilty plea to drug charges on June 29, 2009 when he had been charged with possession with intent to distribute drugs and was sentenced to serve one year in jail with ten months suspended in a plea deal with Wicomico States Attorney. Morris was represented by a Public Defender, Arch McFadden. As part of the plea deal, the dealing rap was dropped by the prosecutor and the guilty plea was for possession of drugs. The arresting officer was Wicomico Sheriff Deputy Evan Avnet.