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Posted on: May 7, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Frederick Police Arrest Two for Possessing Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute (SCT)

Duran Garcia and Mejia Lopez.JPG

The Frederick Police Department’s Street Crimes Team has made an arrest of two Frederick men for the possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute

On 05-06-2016, officers of the Frederick Police Department’s Street Crimes Team responded to an address in the 100 block of Tillman Place, in Frederick City, in the attempt to locate a wanted person.

The homeowner was contacted at the residence and gave permission for officers to search the house in the attempt to locate the wanted person. While looking for the wanted person, an officer observed two suspects actively packaging marijuana into smaller baggies. A digital scale was being used during this process and a total of nineteen (19) individual baggies of marijuana were located. The total amount of marijuana seized was 29 grams. The two suspects were subsequently arrested and identified as, Jose Alexander Duran Garcia and Jose Carmelo Mejia Lopez.

Duran Garcia and Mejia Lopez were transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center for an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

Due to the officers' observations, the amount of individual baggies, and the scale used during packaging, Duran Garcia and Mejia Lopez were subsequently charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.


Charged:

Jose Alexander Duran Garcia
(left photograph)
DOB: 06-02-1994
100 block of Tillman Place
Frederick, Maryland

Jose Carmelo Mejia Lopez
(right photograph)
DOB: 07-20-1980
100 block of Tillman Place
Frederick, Maryland


Charges for each:

(1) Count of Possession of Marijuana (over 10 grams)
(1) Count of Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute
(1) Count of Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute (within 1000 ft of school zone)
(2) Counts of Possession of Paraphernalia


Case#: 2016-032145
Incident Type: Attempt to Locate
Location: 100 block of Tillman Place
Arresting Officer: OFC Chris Prior/OFC Michael Murphy (SCT)
Author of release: Sgt. Jon Holler @ 301-600-6388 or joholler@frederickmdpolice.org

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