On June 24, 2016 between 1700 hrs. and 2100 hrs., members of the Worcester County Sheriff's Office and the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack conducted a saturation patrol focusing on heroin interdiction in an around the Bishopville area.
Information was received by the Worcester County Sheriff's Office, Worcester County CET, Troopers at the Berlin Barrack, and CBI, that the Bishopville area south of the Delaware line is traversed by numerous individuals who have purchased and who are en route to purchase heroin from the Polly Branch Road area of Selbyville, Delaware.
The initiative was conducted over a 4-hour period by 4 personnel from the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and 4 personnel from the Maryland State Police. The following actions were a result of the initiative:
Cars Searched: 4
K-9 Scans: 2
CDS Arrests: 1 (for Suboxon)
Marijuana less than 10 grams citations: 2
On 06/25/2016 a Worcester County Sheriff's Office Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle traveling the wrong way down northbound Rt. 113 near Keplar Ln. The vehicle failed to stop for the Deputy, resulting in a brief chase in which the suspect nearly collided with several cars traveling northbound. The vehicle eventually stopped and the operator was identified as Christopher Wolfe 39, of Bishopville. The Deputy detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Mr. Wolfe. Mr. Wolf did poor on field sobriety tests. Mr. Wolf was arrested and charged with that led to his arrest. Wolfe was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired by alcohol, and fleeing and eluding. Mr. Wolf was released pending trial.
On June 23, 2016 at 2344 hours a Worcester County Deputy Sheriff stopped a vehicle for following a vehicle closer than reasonable and prudent in the area of Rumgate Road and Keyser Point Road in West Ocean City, Maryland. The Deputy identified the driver of the vehicle as Chrsitopher Michael Brantner, 20 of Berlin, MD. The deputy believed the driver was in possession of suspected marijuana. The vehicle was searched and suspected marijuana was found. Mr. Brantner was issued a Civil Citation for possessing less than 10 grams of marijuana and released on the signature of the citation, pending trail.
On June 23, 2016 at 2031 hours a Worcester County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a vehicle for vehicle for traveling 72 in a 55 MPH zone on Route 113 and Castle Hill Road Snow Hill, Maryland. The Deputy identified the operator as Robert Waters Jr. 52 years old of Temperanceville, Virginia. The Deputy detected the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage from Mr. Waters. Mr. Waters admitted to drinking alcohol. Mr. Waters did poorly on field sobriety testing and was arrested. Mr. Waters was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and the speeding. Mr. Waters was later released pending trial.