Traffic stop leads to multiple drug charges in Carroll

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A Pennsylvania man has been charged with multiple drug distribution offenses following a traffic stop on Interstate 77 in Carroll County on April 26.

According to Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner, Carroll County Deputy Bradley Hoffman conducted a traffic stop on a 2005 Mercedes at the 17-mile marker on I-77 North that day. The reason listed for the initial traffic stop was for expired tags and an expired inspection sticker.

“The driver of the vehicle was identified as Maurice Anthony Willis of Ambler, Pennsylvania. It was determined Mr. Willis had recently been smoking marijuana and was in possession of marijuana at the time of the traffic stop,” Gardner said in a press release. “During the search of his vehicle, Schedule I, Schedule II, and Schedule III drugs were found, an estimated 2 pounds of vacuum sealed bags thought to be marijuana was located, plus several wrapped bundles of pills thought to be Xanax and Ecstasy, in addition to approximately one gram of cream powder thought to be MDMA or Molly, along with some cash.”

Gardner said Willis, age 48, was arrested at the scene and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I or II drugs, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule III drugs. Willis was transported to the New River Valley Regional Jail and held under no bond pending his arraignment in the Carroll County General District Court.

Carroll County Sgt. David Walls along with K9 “Pike” and Corporal Rocky Dalton assisted Deputy Hoffman at the scene with the investigation.

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