A Pikesville man was arrested Monday in Westminster on firearms and drug charges.
Darrell Cornelious Long, 37, of the unit block of Sturgis Court, is charged with multiple weapons violations, including one count each of illegally carrying a handgun on his person, illegal possession of ammunition and possessing a firearm with a prior felony conviction, according to electronic court files. Long is also charged with possession of illegal drugs other than marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Long was also issued traffic citations related to the same incident, but they are no longer active, according to electronic court files.
Long was released from the Carroll County Detention Center on Tuesday after posting $75,000 bond, according to electronic court files.
The charges stem from a traffic stop made by Maryland State Police shortly after 6:20 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5.
Police had begun following a black Chrysler passenger vehicle that had been reported to police as driving erratically — crossing multiple lanes of traffic and onto and off of the median — while traveling west on Md. 140 east of Bethel Road, according to charging documents. Police observed the vehicle weave in and out of its lane, and make a sudden right turn onto Cranberry Road and another into the Midas parking lot, where police initiated the traffic stop, according to charging documents.
Police identified the driver of the vehicle as Long after he allegedly produced his license with some difficulty, with police noting in the charging documents that Long "appeared to have difficulty … manipulating his fingers in order to retrieve the identification."
Long was given a field sobriety test, which he failed, according to charging documents, but a Breathalyzer test showed that he had consumed no alcohol.
Long was placed under arrest under suspicion of driving while impaired by drugs, and a search of his person allegedly revealed a .25-caliber Beretta handgun concealed in his underwear, a magazine containing eight rounds of ammunition and a rolled-up dollar bill coated with a white, powdery substance identified by a field test to be cocaine, according to charging documents.
In Long's wallet, police allegedly found one opened and one unopened package of Suboxone film, a sublingual narcotic medication that is used to treat opioid addiction and is illegal to possess without a doctor's prescription, according to charging documents.
A call for comment placed to his phone number of record was not answered or returned by 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.