Poaching turkeys and turkeys camping with weed

Pinched police note arrestsThe Maryland Natural Resources Police issued citations to three Western Maryland men last weekend for natural resources and drug violations.
Allegany County – A Baltimore man was charged on May 10 with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after officers questioned him at a camp site in Green Ridge State Forest.
Alexander Wilson Rodgers, 31, admitted that a pipe sitting on a table was his and gave officers a bag of marijuana he had in his vehicle.
If found guilty in Allegany District Court, Rodgers faces a maximum jail sentence of 90 days and a $1,000 fine.
Garrett County – Officers on patrol in SavageStateForest on May 9 charged a Brandywine man with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Robert Curtis Swartzwelder, 34, was issued two citations. If found guilty in Garrett District Court at a later date, he faces a maximum jail sentence of 90 days and a $1,000 fine.
Washington County ­­­– Officers charged a Clear Spring man on May 10 with illegally hunting wild turkeys.
Merle Edward Keefer, 77, was issued a citation after he was found hunting at 7:45 a.m. in an area that had been baited with cracked corn. He also was issued a warning for hunting in a safety zone.
He is scheduled to appear in Washington District Court on July 15. If found guilty, Keefer could be fined up to $1,500.

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