BOONSBORO —Boonsboro police charged four people, including three Washington County residents, with drug possession and other counts after they were arrested Monday in a supermarket parking lot.
Christopher Lee Stevens Jr., 22, of 460 Johnsville Road in Keymar, Md., was charged with one count each of theft of less than $1,000, possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of heroin, possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime, according to Boonsboro police and court records obtained Tuesday from Washington County District Court.
A female juvenile from Sharpsburg was charged with one count each of possession of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime, possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
The male juvenile from Boonsboro was charged with possession of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime, possession of marijuana, possession of heroin, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Boonsboro police were notified at 5:20 p.m. Monday about a wanted person who was seated as a passenger in a white Honda in the parking lot of a supermarket on Chase Six Boulevard in Boonsboro, according to the statement of probable cause.
Officers approached the vehicle and told Stevens that they had a warrant for his arrest.
Police said they searched the vehicle and found a backpack that contained a large amount of green vegetable matter and a .45-caliber handgun, court documents said. A check of the handgun serial number showed it was reported stolen by the Frederick County (Md.) Sheriff’s Office.
When officers searched the juveniles, they found drugs and drug paraphernalia, the statement of probable cause said. A more thorough search of the vehicle produced a tan powder that officers determined was heroin,.
Police said the juvenile female told them that she, McAboy and Stevens got together Sunday and stole a safe that contained a handgun and a large amount of drugs.
The three met the juvenile male on Monday and drove around Boonsboro until they went to the supermarket parking lot so McAboy could go on a job interview, the statement said. McAboy found police had surrounded the vehicle when she returned after finishing her interview.
Stevens was being held Tuesday in the Washington County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond.
McAboy posted a $10,000 bond and was released.
Boonsboro police said the juveniles were taken to Western Maryland Children's Center.
— By Dan Dearth