Annapolis police arrested three city men and a juvenile on drug charges early yesterday after a patrol officer found that the license plates on the gray station wagon they were riding in were not assigned to that car.
City police said the officer first spotted the car at the 7-Eleven at Spa Road and Forest Drive about 4 a.m. When he approached, the car drove off. Later, the officer spotted the same car parked at a 7-Eleven at Forest Drive and Bywater Road.
By then, he had learned of the license plate discrepancy and approached the occupants to ask them about it.
While he was questioning the occupants of the car, police said, the officer noticed a rolled cigar and plastic bags inside, searched the car and found 15 grams of suspected crack cocaine, valued at $1,500, and a small amount of suspected marijuana, police said.
Charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute. They were identified as Lamont Linwood Scurry, 18, Reginald Lydell Deon, 18, and Charles Eugene Cornish, 20, all of the 700 block of Newtowne Drive, and a 16-year-old.
Mr. Scurry and Mr. Deon were being held in the City Jail on $5,000 bail. Mr. Cornish was being held on a $1,500 bail. The juvenile was released to his grandmother.