Accused: Merysol Mendez-Reyes 50 yr old female of Newark, NJ
Charges: Transporting Untaxed Cigarette & Possessing Untaxed Cigarettes, Fail to drive right of center, and Negligent Driving
On Monday June 22, 2015 at approximately 1818 hours Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were given a broadcast to be on the lookout for a black in color GMC Yukon with Maryland registration driving erratic and swerving. The vehicle was last seen going North on Route 113 near Snow Hill Road. A Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Deputy spotted the vehicle and observed the vehicle failing to drive right of the center line and other signs of negligent driving. The deputy stopped the vehicle just North of Public Landing Road and made contact with the driver of the vehicle. The driver and sole occupant was identified as Merysol Mendez-Reyes through her New Jersey driver’s license. During the traffic stop the deputy observed several indicators that lead to a probable cause search of the vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed over 1,000 cartons of untaxed stamped cigarette cartons. The cigarettes were bought in Virginia and being transported to the New Jersey area. Mendez-Reyes was arrested and charged with transporting untaxed cigarettes and possessing untaxed cigarettes. Mendez- Reyes was given warnings for her negligent driving and failing to drive right of center. Mendez-Reyes was transported to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office where she was charged and processed. Mendez-Reyes was taken before a District Court Commissioner for an initial hearing. Mendez-Reyes was then transported to the Worcester County Jail where she was held on a $ 10,000 bond.