Two Arrested on Cocaine, Heroin Charges

- HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Troopers with the Maryland State Police Hagerstown Barracks say two people are facing charges after multiple drugs, including cocaine and heroin, were found in their possession. 

Troopers say around 3:45 p.m. Thursday, they pulled over a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria for a traffic violation at the corner of Virginia Avenue and Englewood in Hagerstown. 

The passenger inside the vehicle, Jermaine Reed II, 20, of Walkersville, Md., was removed from the vehicle and detained for giving false information to the trooper, and odor of marijuana coming from the car. 

As troopers asked the driver, Steven Todd Bowie, 30, of Frederick, Md., to step out of the vehicle, Bowie reached down to his right and removed what appeared to be a plastic bag of crack cocaine from under the center armrest. 

Troopers say Bowie placed the bag in his mouth, and began to have medical complications. He then lost consciousness and began having seizures from an apparent overdose. 

EMS units responded to the scene, and troopers and deputies rendered care. Bowie was taken to Meritus Medical Center for treatment. Once there, doctors were able to remove the plastic bag from Bowie's mouth. 

Troopers say the bag contained 12 individual bags of crack cocaine and four individual bags of heroin. 

Police searched Reed and found half a pound of marijuana concealed under his coat. 

Both are charged with the possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, cocaine and heroin. 


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