SNOW HILL- The Maryland State Police made a significant drug and weapons bust this week after stopping a vehicle passing through Worcester County on its way to points north for a routine equipment violation.
A little after 11 p.m. on Tuesday, a Maryland State Police trooper from the Berlin barrack working routine patrol on Route 13 near Pocomoke observed a 2007 Dodge Charger with an equipment violation. The trooper pulled over the vehicle for the equipment repair order and found the driver had not license and noticed both the driver and the passenger acting suspiciously.
Additional units were requested and responded to the scene of the traffic stop. A K-9 unit dog was brought in to scan the vehicle for illegal controlled dangerous substance. The dog alerted positively either in the vehicle or recently in the vehicle. Both the driver, identified as Umar Yunsuf Adams, 22, of Jamaica, N.Y.; and the passenger, identified as Michael Thomas Jamison, 23, of Virginia Beach, was found to be concealing large amounts of crack cocaine on their persons.
The total weight of crack cocaine seized during the search of the suspects came to about 258 grams. The estimated street value of the seized crack cocaine came in between $20,000 and $30,000.
The suspect’s vehicle was towed to the Maryland State Police barrack in Berlin for a more thorough search. During the search, troopers found a hidden compartment in the center console of the vehicle and inside the compartment was a loaded handgun.
Adams and Jamison were each charged with transporting crack cocaine across state lines, possession of large amounts of crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute controlled dangerous substance and possession of a loaded handgun. Both Adams and Jamison are being held in the Worcester County Detention Center of $500,000 bonds.