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Glen Burnie man with 38 convictions, 23 aliases, faces drug charges following Harford traffic stop

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A Glen Burnie man charged with possession of drugs during an I-95 traffic stop near Aberdeen also has an extensive criminal record across multiple states, an assistant state's attorney said.

Ernesto Troy Kellum, 45, of the 300 block of Lindera Lane, was found with two glass pipes containing suspected crack cocaine, as well as a bag with suspected heroin, in his car after being pulled over just north of the Route 543 exit at about 6:16 p.m. on Aug. 1, according to charging documents.

He originally identified himself as Robert Ernest Johnson and then changed it to Roger Ernest Johnson, according to the charging documents.

Kellum has 56 arrests, 38 convictions and 43 failures to appear in court on his record, an assistant state's attorney told Harford County District Court Judge David Carey Monday during a bail review.

He has 23 known aliases, 11 dates of birth and 15 Social Security numbers, the assistant state's attorney said.

Four of his convictions are in New Jersey and four in California.

He also has a pending case in Virginia, a public defender told the judge.

"Believe it or not, I don't know what's going on with me," Kellum told the judge, starting to say he was on prescription medicine before he was advised not to speak about pending charges.

Kellum also said he is a school teacher and teaches engineering at North American Trade School.

"I try. I just want to get it over with," Kellum told Carey.

In the I-95 incident, Kellum was charged with two counts of possessing a drug other than marijuana, possessing drug paraphernalia and making a false statement to an officer.

Carey ordered him to be held without bail in the I-95 incident and held in lieu of $10,000 bond in an Anne Arundel County case in which he was charged with several driving violations.

In the I-95 case, he was also charged with driving with unauthorized window tinting material, driving even though is license is suspended, failing to display a license and not wearing a seat belt.

Kellum remained in jail at the Harford County Detention Center Thursday, according to court records.

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