News Flash Home
The original item was published from 3/31/2017 12:49:58 AM to 5/1/2017 12:00:03 AM.

News Flash

Police News

Posted on: March 31, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Frederick Man Charged for Possessing Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute (SCU)

amari torell porte

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

On 03/28/2017, at 8:50pm, an officer of the Frederick Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit was patrolling the 500 block of Cascade Way, Frederick, MD. The officer observed what he knew through his training and experience to be drug related activity. The vehicle left the area of Cascade Way and a traffic stop was conducted in the area of Ellrose Court and Hillcrest Drive, after a traffic violation was observed.

The vehicle occupants were extremely nervous, were breathing heavy, and failed to make eye contact with the officers. One officer asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle. The rear passenger, later identified as Amari Torell Porte, produced a cylindrical device containing suspected marijuana. When the officer opened the cylindrical device he noticed three individually wrapped baggies containing suspected marijuana. During Porte’s search incident to arrest, officers located a large amount of U.S. currency ($441), which, when tied to the individually wrapped baggies, would be indicative to the selling of illegal drugs. While under arrest, additional marijuana was located inside of Porte’s lunchbox. The lunchbox consisted of a mason jar containing 26 individually wrapped baggies of suspected marijuana. In addition, there was also a pack of unused small baggies similar to those containing the marijuana. The total weight of the suspected marijuana was 29 grams.

Due to the fact the suspected marijuana was identical in packaging and weight for ease of sale, it is believed Porte possessed the marijuana with the intent to distribute.

Porte was placed under arrest and was transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center for an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.

Charged:

Amari Torell Porte

DOB: 06/23/1992

500 blk of Ellrose Court

Frederick, Maryland

Charges:

(1)          Count of Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute

(1)          Count of Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute within 1,000 ft of a school

(1)          Count of Possession of Marijuana in the amount of 29 grams

(1)          Count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Case#: 2017-023383

Incident Type: Traffic Stop

Location: Ellrose Court @ Hillcrest Drive

Arresting Officer: Ofc. C. Prior #455 (SCU)

Author of release: Cpl. Scott Ertter #331

Public Information Contact:         Michele Bowman             301-600-2091 / 240-446-4912

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Police News

lorenzo willaims

FPD Arrests One for Firearm Discharge

Posted on: January 3, 2024
THE CITY OF FREDERICK (7)

FPD Arrests One in Fatal Shooting

Posted on: August 24, 2023
THE CITY OF FREDERICK (7)

Juvenile Charged in Teen’s Death

Posted on: May 25, 2023
THE CITY OF FREDERICK (8)

FPD Investigates Fatal Stabbing

Posted on: May 18, 2023
FPD logo

2023 Frederick Running Festival

Posted on: April 20, 2023
FPD logo

FPD Releases the 2022 Annual Report

Posted on: March 31, 2023
THE CITY OF FREDERICK (8)

Frederick Police Investigate Shooting

Posted on: March 18, 2023
Donald Myers

FPD makes arrest in Weapons Complaint

Posted on: September 11, 2022
THE CITY OF FREDERICK (8)

FPD investigating downtown homicide

Posted on: July 23, 2022

City to issue taxicab permits

Posted on: April 29, 2022