On 08-03-2014 at approximately 1510 hours, an off duty Frederick Police Officer was in the area of Woodville Rd. and Rt. 144, when he observed an RV being operated in a reckless manner, swerving in the roadway and nearly causing several collisions. The officer followed the RV from Rt. 144 onto Rt. 70 W/B and from there to the City of Frederick limits. The officer continued to observe violations and a second city officer along with 2 Maryland State Police Troopers were able to join him in the area of Rt. 15 and Motter Ave. and stopped the RV on the Motter Ave. ramp.
Further investigation revealed the operator of the RV to be in possession of a quantity of suspected marijuana. During a subsequent search incident to arrest, significant quantities of other controlled dangerous substances were found including Amphetamine, Methadone, Bath Salts, Oxycodone and Cocaine. The amphetamine, methadone and oxycodone, while legal prescription drugs, were not packaged or contained in appropriate containers, nor was there evidence that they were prescribed to the operator.
The operator was identified as the below listed arrestee, transported to FPD HQ for processing and then to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center where he was to have an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.
Arrestee: Morcone, Paul John DOB: 01-15-1958
Address: 1700 block of Heather Ln. Frederick, MD 21702
Charges: Possession with intent to distribute and possession of Amphetamine, Possession of Methadone, Possession with intent to distribute and possession of Bath Salts, Possession of Marijuana, Possession with intent to distribute and possession of Oxycodone and Possession of Cocaine
Arresting Officer S. L. Grigsby
Author of Release: A/Sgt. M.E.Pue, III 301-600-1278
PIO: Lt. C. A. Pennington 301-600-3935