Maryland State Police conducting a routine traffic stop on I-95 North arrested a man in connection with heroin possession.
About 11:15 p.m. Saturday, a trooper assisting on a traffic stop observed a Nissan Altima failing to move to the lane adjacent to the shoulder, where emergency vehicles were parked. The trooper pulled the vehicle over and immediately detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
A probable search recovered over 5 grams of marijuana and over 50 grams of uncut heroin, along with approximately $23,000 cash, according to the Maryland State Police news release.
The driver was identified as 40-year-old Michael David Blackstone of Baltimore. Blackstone was charged with possession with the intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. He was also wanted on an unrelated failure to appear warrant for driving with a suspended license in Baltimore City, according to the news release.
Blackstone is being help at the Cecil County Detention Center without bond.