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Cumberland Man Faces Charges for Heroin Possession, Resisting Arrest

He's been charged with CDS possession with intent to distribute, CDS possession other than marijuana, CDS possession of marijuana under 10 grams, resisting arrest and second-degree assault.
CUMBERLAND, Md. - A Cumberland man is facing multiple charges after police say he was found with suspected heroin in his possession and resisted arrest. 

The incident happened around 9:10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11 along Charles Street. A caller provided a description of the vehicle to police, and advised they could hear two men arguing over the price of heroin. 

An officer responded to the scene and located the vehicle with the driver inside. The officer walked up to the vehicle and shined his light into it, where he saw the driver holding a clear plastic baggie with numerous capsules of different colors inside. The driver then attempted to hide the bag under his leg. 

Police say the officer then ordered the driver to turn off the vehicle and step out. The driver refused to do so, and reached under the front seat. The officer, fearing the driver was reaching for a weapon, opened the vehicle's door and pulled the driver from the vehicle. 

Police say the driver pushed the officer, broke free, and took off running on foot. The officer chased after the man, ordering him to stop. According to police, the officer saw the man reach at his waist at which time the officer tasered him. The man fell the ground, hitting his head on the sidewalk. The officer then called for an ambulance. 

Police say 19 capsules of suspected heroin with a street value of about $1,500 were found in the man's right hand. A small amount of marijuana was found in the vehicle. The man was identified as Rodricus Marquees Wilkes, 26, of Cumberland, Md., and was transported to the hospital for treatment. 

On Wednesday, June 18, Wilkes was discharged from the hospital and taken into custody. He's been charged with CDS possession with intent to distribute, CDS possession other than marijuana, CDS possession of marijuana under 10 grams, resisting arrest and second-degree assault. 

Wilkes is currently being held at the Allegany County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond, pending his next court appearance. 
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