Advertisement

Hampstead man arrested on crack cocaine possession charges

Hampstead man arrested on crack cocaine possession charges
David Wayne Walters Sr. (Courtesy photo)

A Hampstead man was arrested Monday after allegedly being found in possession of crack cocaine, police said.

David Wayne Walters Sr., 52, of the 4100 block of Double Tree Lane, is charged with one count each of possession with intent to distribute a narcotic, possession of a controlled dangerous substance other than marijuana and possession of paraphernalia, according to electronic court records.

Advertisement

Around 3 p.m. Monday, Westminster City Police responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle at the NWSB Bank on Market Street, Westminster, according to charging documents, a blue Acura TL that had been sitting at the bank a long time.

As police approached, they observed the vehicle drive to the nearby Home Depot parking lot and ran the vehicle license plate through the Motor Vehicle Administration’s system, which flagged the vehicle for an insurance violation, according to charging documents.

Police pulled over the vehicle and spoke with the driver, later identified as Walters, who handed police a Maryland identification card, but not a Maryland driver’s license, according to charging documents, and was allegedly “nervous and stuttering over his words.”

A further check of MVA records found Walter’s license to have been revoked or suspended in 2005, according to charging documents.

When asked by police if they could search his vehicle, Walters said no, but a K-9 unit arrived at 3:18 p.m., the dog scanned the vehicle and alerted for the presence of drugs, according to charging documents.

Walters was asked to exit a vehicle and a search of his person allegedly uncovered multiple blue capsules filled with a white powdery substance, allegedly crack cocaine, according to charging documents, which allegedly weighed 11.5 grams in total.

While no drugs were found in the vehicle, police found air fresheners and coffee grounds in the glove compartment, which, according to the arrest report, are sometimes used to mask the odor of drugs from dogs.

Walters allegedly admitted to having purchased the crack cocaine in Baltimore City, was arrested and taken to Carroll County Central Booking, according to charging documents. He posted a $5,000 bail Monday and was released, according to charging documents.

The phone number on record for Walters appeared to be a wrong number when called Tuesday to request a comment.

Advertisement
Advertisement