Annapolis Police Beat: The skinny on Shin’s Pot Business – It’s a Bust!

Edward Shin charged with drug distributionThe skinny on Shin’s Pot Business: It’s a Bust!

ANNAPOLIS, MD. – Who is moving big amounts of dope around Annapolis, selling at the mall, meeting the parking lots of the shopping centers in broad daylight with customers arranged over cell phone calls and through text messages? Somebody has to do it to keep all the pot heads happy.

Annapolis Police report that one of their officers put a small dent in the business of one suspected drug dealer.

Police say that on Jan. 7, 2014, Officer D. Higgins of the Annapolis Police Department seized over three pounds of marijuana from a vehicle on Maryland Route 665.  Officers received information from another agency about a vehicle involved in illegal drug activity.

They located the vehicle on Forest Dr. and conducted a traffic stop on Route 665.  Officers could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and a police K-9 gave a positive alert for the presence of illegal drugs.

Officers searched the vehicle and located marijuana in the trunk.  The estimated street value of the drugs is over $57,000, say police.  The driver and sole occupant was Edward Uk Shin, 20, of 2436 Hightee Court in Crofton, Md.  Shin was arrested and charged with CDS possession with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana.  Shin was released after posting a $25,000 bond.

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