A Westminster man was arrested in relation to drug charges and firearm-related charges.
Collin Matthew Meyers, 29, of the 400 block of Robins Way, was charged with four counts of possessing a controlled dangerous substance that is not marijuana, one count of possession with intent to distribute and one count of firearm/drug trafficking crime, according to electronic court documents.
A deputy with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office was in a vehicle on Md. 140 in Finksburg at 1:43 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, when a vehicle approaching was riding on the rumple strips, according to the Statement of Probable Cause. The deputy watched the driver, later identified as Myers, make a “fast turn” into the turn lane to go into the crossover to Kays Mill Road. The vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed, according to the statement.
The deputy observed the vehicle cross over a solid double yellow line three times, and then saw the vehicle turn onto Country Woods Court, after with the deputy initiated a traffic stop, according to the statement.
Meyers, while talking with the deputy, had bloodshot, glassy and watery eyes, according to the statement, and had a “moderate odor” of alcohol on his breath. When asked if he had been drinking, Meyers, speaking in slowed and slurred words, told the deputy he’d had three beers at the Full Moon Pub & Grill, according to the statement.
The deputy then performed a sobriety test, and Meyers was arrested for driving under the influence.
Law enforcement then searched the vehicle and observed a pill bottle with five baggies of presumed cocaine, according to the statement. In a gym bag on the passenger side of the vehicle, they found a bottle with several pills. Five pills were identified as amphetamine/dextroamphetamine, three were identified as tramadol hydrochloride and one was identified as adderall.
In a lunch bag also in the vehicle, law enforcement found two baggies of presumed marijuana, according to the statement.
In the truck, law enforcement found a Mossberg 20-gauge shotgun, though it was unloaded, according to the statement.