Deputy Krum of the Lexington Park COPS Unit stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. He identified the driver and sole occupant as Jeffrey Neil Shade, 29, of Hollywood. When Shade was asked to exit the vehicle, police say he attempted to flee on foot.
Police report that after a brief foot chase, Shade was apprehended. During the foot chase, Shade discarded an item which was recovered and found to be a quantity of suspected cocaine with a street value of $2,600.
Shade was charged with possession of cocaine and released to the custody of the St. Mary’s County Detention Center pending an appearance before the District Court Commissioner. That means he is in the slammer until he makes bail.