Pocomoke City Police Department
Pocomoke City Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on Route 13 South for speeding and a defective taillight. Further investigation revealed a large quantity of “KHAT” a Schedule 1 hallucinogenic narcotic. This type of drug is grown in East Africa and Southern Arabia and is ingested by either chewing or smoking the substance.
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Pocomoke City Officers also seized from the vehicle $23,957.00 in U.S. Currency, a vehicle search revealed evidence of intra-state receipts for large quantities of cigarettes. The driver, who is of foreign descent was arrested and charged with:
Possession with Intent to Distribute
Possession of CDS – Schedule 1
An ongoing investigation is continuing which may result in additional charges being placed against the driver as well as additional individuals being charged.
Kelvin D. Sewell
Chief of Police