Broken tail light leads to Drug Arrest

On March 7, 2017, at approximately 4:00pm, Deputy K. Williamson received an alert that a passing vehicle was being driven with a suspended registration.  He stopped the vehicle at the Rt. 2/4 Liquor store and made contact with the driver, Tirrell Simms, 27, of Pomfrey, MD, to inform him that he had a broken (rear) brake light globe and for the driving violation. 

While he obtained names of all the occupants, Trooper McCombs and his K9 partner, Plank, conducted a K9 sniff of the vehicle, which resulted in a positive alert.  Deputy Williamson discovered 82 loose pills in the console (Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone). 

Simms was placed under arrest for CDS: Possession of a Synthetic Narcotic, Driving on a Suspended License, Driving with a Suspended Registration and received a warning for the broken brake light globe.  As he was searched inside the Detention Center, C/O Lanier discovered a piece of folded paper with Marijuana residue.  Simms received additional charges of Possession/Receive Contraband while confined (Marijuana) and Possession of Contraband in a Place of Confinement.

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