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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Bust in Talbot County

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The Talbot County Sheriff's Office provided this photo of the cocaine, cell phones, cash and related items seized during the traffic stop. The Talbot County Sheriff's Office provided this photo of the cocaine, cell phones, cash and related items seized during the traffic stop.

EASTON, Md.- The Talbot County Sheriff's Office says a recent traffic stop resulted in a suspected drug dealer's arrest and the largest drug seizure in the county in two years.

On Aug. 11, deputies investigated a 2003 Land Rover SUV stopped in the travel portion of Old Trappe Road near the intersection of Almshouse Road. Police said that on initial contact, the deputy noted the driver to be under the influence, and reeked of the smell of marijuana. 

Myron Derrell Allen, 30, of Greensboro, was found to be the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle and was arrested. Police said that as the investigation progressed, a search of the vehicle revealed 600 grams of crack and powdered cocaine with an estimated street value of over $60,000. A quantity of marijuana, controlled dangerous substance processing materials, and 11 cell phones were also discovered, according to investigators. Police said a search of Allen's person led to the discovery of $2,020.23 in cash. The vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded.

Allen was subsequently charged with possessing large amounts of narcotics (crack cocaine) with the intent to distribute (possible 20 years and $100,000 fine); possessing CDS (crack cocaine) with the intent to distribute (possible 20 years and $25,000 fine); possessing CDS, not marijuana (possible 4 years and $25,000 fine); possession of CDS– marijuana (possible one year and $1,000 fine); possession of CDS paraphernalia (possible $500 fine); and related traffic charges of negligent driving, driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol, and driving while impaired by CDS.  

Allen was initially jailed on a full $125,000 cash bond, which police said was promptly posted. This led to his being released on the same day of his arrest.

The 2003 Land Rover and the $2,020.23 in cash seized from Allen were placed into evidence pending forfeiture proceedings by the Sheriff's Office. A preliminary hearing for Allen is set for Sept. 7.

Police noted that the Aug. 11 drug seizure was the largest of its kind in Talbot County since 2009 when deputies seized 52 grams of cocaine in an interdiction traffic stop.  

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