Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest

Worcester County Sheriff's Office

On January 13, 2014 at approximately 8:17a.m. a Deputy with the Worcester County Sheriff's Office was in the area of U.S. Route 113 southbound and Shiloh Farms Road, in Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland, when they conducted a traffic stop on a white four door Cadillac bearing New York registration FJP7648, for a traffic violation.

The deputy conducted a passenger side approach to the vehicle, and made contact with the driver of the vehicle who was identified as Karen Guyton (DOB:01/24/1984), though her New York Driver’s License. While the deputy was at the passenger side window they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Once another deputy was on scene a probable cause search of the vehicle was done.

During a search the deputies located a clear plastic bag with three individual baggies of marijuana, in a suitcase in the trunk. The right front seat passenger Troy Andre Michael Hazell (DOB: 04/13/1971), who was identified through his Virginia driver’s license, stated this particular suitcase was his and the marijuana inside of the suitcase was his.

Mr. Hazell was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana. Mr. Hazell was released pending a trial date.

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