Pa. man charged with CDS possession, driving while suspended

A Pennsylvania man is charged with controlled dangerous substance offenses and driving on a suspended license after police stopped him for driving on a suspended license and allegedly found heroin and paraphernalia in his possession.

Robert Keith Lord, 26, of Hanover, is charged with possession of a narcotic with the intent to distribute; possession of CDS paraphernalia; possession of CDS administration equipment; possession of CDS, not marijuana; and multiple traffic offenses for driving on a suspended license, according to electronic court files.

He was released from the Carroll County Detention Center after posting $7,500 bond, according to electronic court files.

On July 29 at approximately 6:30 p.m., the Maryland State Police Westminster barrack issued a general broadcast about Lord's vehicle because the driver's license was suspended, according to charging documents.

A Maryland State Police trooper observed Lord driving on Md. 26 near Georgetown Road and followed his vehicle into the parking lot of the Eldersburg Walmart, according to the documents, where he made contact with Lord.

Lord was allegedly unable to provide a license but did provide a registration card, according to the documents.

The trooper asked him if he had a wallet or weapons in his pockets and Lord allegedly said that he did not and proceeded to pull a bag labeled "dope," a slang term for heroin, out of one pocket, according to the documents.

The trooper allegedly found two small plastic bags inside the labeled bag containing suspected heroin, according to the documents.

When asked why he had the heroin, Lord allegedly told the trooper that he was bringing it from Baltimore to a friend, according to the documents.

A search of Lord's vehicle allegedly revealed a bag of hypodermic syringes, according to the documents.

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