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Southern Maryland Police Beat: PCP — The Wonder Drug

You can’t fix stupid

PRINCE FREDERICK, MD. — One driver who should have been arrested when first stopped by a trooper was instead given a break and allowed to call someone to drive his vehicle, due to his driver’s license being suspended.

Maryland State Police report that on 7/7/14 at 4:56 pm, Trooper First Class Lewis stopped a vehicle on Rt. 231 and Thoroughbred Dr. for traffic violations. Avon D. Cochran, 23 of Waldorf, was driving on a suspended license. He was advised he could not continue to drive and he agreed to make arrangements for his own disposition. Approximately 5 minutes later, after resuming traffic enforcement, TFC Lewis located Cochran driving on Church St. in Prince Frederick. He was arrested for failing to obey a lawful order. He was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.

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Disorderly / CDS Arrest: On 7/6/14 at 2:29 am, Trooper First Class Oles responded to the area of the Tiki Bar in Solomons for a report of destruction of property. Daniel B. Garris, 26 of California, MD, was located with his right hand bleeding from where he was observed punching out a vehicle window. While speaking with Garris, drug paraphernalia was observed sitting on the trunk of the vehicle containing marijuana residue. Garris made several suicidal statements and was transported to the hospital for observation. Application of Statement of Charges has been requested charging Garris with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of CDS Paraphernalia, and Disorderly. Case remain open pending arrest.