ELKTON — A man is facing several charges after a traffic stop near Elkton led to investigators confiscating methamphetamine, heroin mixed with fentanyl and other evidence, according to Cecil County District Court records.
Investigators identified the suspect as Jeremiah Sihim Watson, a 20-year-old Wilmington, Del., resident who remained in the Cecil County Detention Center without bond Tuesday after his bail review hearing, court records show.
Watson is facing 11 charges, five of which are felonies, including possession of fentanyl/heroin with intent to distribute and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, according to court records, which indicate that Watson is scheduled for a July 15 preliminary hearing.
The investigation leading to Watson’s arrest started at about 10:35 p.m. Friday, when Dfc. Joseph McCabe of the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office stopped a black Pontiac in the unit block of Augustine Herman Highway (Route 213) because the vehicle had an inoperable license tag light, police said.
Watson was the front-seat passenger of the car, which was driven by Lamont Trenton Robinson, 23, also of Wilmington, Del., police added.
Charged only as a fugitive from Delaware, Robinson also was arrested, according to court records, which show that he was released Monday on a $5,000 bond after spending the weekend in jail.
After detecting the odor of suspect marijuana coming from the car, McCabe searched the vehicle and both suspects, police reported. The deputy found a plastic baggie containing suspect marijuana in Robinson’s pocket and confiscated it, police reported.
Both suspects, who possessed no form of identification, allegedly gave false names to McCabe — with Watson identifying himself as Mitchell Watson and Robinson identifying himself as Jamar Tate, according to court records.
McCabe was able to correctly identify the suspects, however, after conducting various computer searches that yielded their photos for confirmation, police said. During that process, police added, McCabe learned that Watson was wanted by the Elkton Police Department on a bench warrant.
While searching Watson, McCabe found and confiscated an unmarked prescription bottle holding 20 ziplock baggies stamped with the street logo, “Hellboy,” and containing a mix of heroin and fentanyl, court records allege. The deputy also seized slightly more than three grams of methamphetamine and several Xanax pills while searching Watson, court records show.
In addition, McCabe confiscated $1,411 that he found in Watson’s front pants pocket, according to court records.