On January 5th, members of the Frederick Police Department made a traffic stop for littering resulting in a suspended driver and drugs.
While conducting traffic enforcement in the area of W 7th St and Rt 15, OFC Scott McGregor of the Patrol Division, observed a front seat passenger of a vehicle throw items out of the vehicle onto the roadway. A stop was made at which time it was determined the driver, Samantha Hotaling of West Virgina was suspended. During a search incident to arrest a small amount of marijuana was located. The front seat passenger, Mandana Manii of Virginia, was issued a citation for littering. While speaking to Manii officers detected an odor of marijuana on her person at which time she admitted to having a marijuana smoking device in her pocket. Manii was issued a criminal citation for paraphernalia and was released from the scene. Hotaling was transported to Fredeick County Central Booking for an appearance before a District Court Commissioner for her charges.