Cumberland Times-News

October 4, 2013

Heroin seized in traffic stop - 10/05


Cumberland Times-News

— FROSTBURG — Two Morgantown, W.Va., residents were arrested and a large quantity of heroin seized when Maryland State Police made a traffic stop Thursday on Interstate 68.

Landon S. Garrett, 34, and Cheyann C. Hammonds, 18, were both charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin and marijuana following the traffic stop on eastbound I-68 in the Frostburg area by Senior Trooper C.W. Miller.

Following bond hearings, Garrett was jailed at the Allegany County Detention Center on $150,000 bond and Hammonds on bond of $20,000, police said.

A probable cause search of the vehicle following a stop for a traffic violation led to the discovery of 1,500 stamp bags of heroin worth an estimated $40,000 and 17 baggies of marijuana with a street value of $840, police said.

Police said an odor of marijuana detected by the trooper during the 5 p.m. stop prompted the search.

A computer check of police records also showed Garrett was wanted on an open warrant in Morgantown.