A Davidsonville man was arrested on drug charges Saturday after he ran his car into a tree in Harwood and unwittingly flagged down an undercover officer for help, county police said.
Joseph Shover, 26, of the 3800 block of Greenmeadow Lane was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and possession of marijuana.
Detective Thomas Middleton was driving along Sands Road in Harwood shortly after 2 a.m. when he saw a 1989 Ford Probe that had run off the road and hit a tree near Vintage Circle.
There was no one inside the car, but Middleton saw a man running toward him, police said. The man told Middleton that he was drunk, that he had run his car into a tree and that he had to get out of the area before police arrived, according to police reports.
Middleton told the man that he was a police officer and asked if he had any drugs on him. According to police, the man said he did and gave the officer 14 grams of marijuana.
Police arrested the man and seized his car.
3-month investigation yields 3 arrests on drug charges
County police arrested three Annapolis men on drug charges Friday, two in their car in Shady Side and the third in a raid on his apartment, ending a three-month investigation.
Keith M. Mays, 25, and Prince Clinkscales, 24, both of the 100 block of Hearne Court and Eric T. Latimer, 23, of the 400 block of Captain's Circle were charged with possession of crack cocaine.
Mays and Latimer also were charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.
Police said they began their investigation after residents of Hearne Court and Captain's Circle complained about illegal drug activity.
Armed with warrants, they stopped Mays and Latimer in their car at Muddy Creek and Chalk Point roads in Shady Side about 8 p.m., searched the car and found 29 grams of what tested positive for crack cocaine, police said. They also seized the men's pagers, cellular phone and car.
Officers then went to Mays' home behind the Festival at Riva, where they found Clinkscales. Police said they found a gram of what tested positive for crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia there.
Annapolis: A man stole an $8,000 diamond ring from Reed's Jewlers about 2: 30 p.m. Sunday, police said. The man asked to see the ring, grabbed it from a sales clerk and fled. Police did not have a description of the man.
Pub Date: 2/25/97