Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Says Large Quantities Of Drugs Confiscated In Two Traffic Stops

A total of three people were arrested.

Frederick, Md. (KM) – Large quantities of cocaine and heroin were confiscated following two traffic stops in Frederick County last week.

On Wednesday afternoon at 3:15, the Sheriff’s Office says deputies conducted a traffic stop on a driver for unsafe lane changes, speeding and failing to stop at a stop sign. A police canine called to the scene indicated a positive alert for drugs. Deputies found 173.6 grams of cocaine, a bag of rubber bands, a pair of brass knuckles and $1200 in cash. George Felipe Pacheco, 31, of Frederick is charged with drug offenses. .

Late Thursday night at 11:20, deputies pulled over a vehicle which was observed swerving near I-70 and Route 340. The Sheriff’s Office says a police canine indicated a positive alert for drugs. Deputies found 49 capsules of heroin (about 17 grams) , empty packaging baggies and a Glock 19 handgun   in the vehicle.

Troi Edward Johnson, 19 of Baltimore was charged with:

  • Firearm possession with felony conviction
  • Possession of firearm by a minor
  • Regulated firearm: illegal possession
  • Firearm drug trafficking crime
  • CDS-distribute with firearm
  • Loaded handgun on person
  • Loaded handgun in vehicle
  • Handgun on person
  • Handgun in vehicle
  • Illegal possession of ammo
  • CDS-possession (not marijuana)
  • CDS-possession with intent to distribute narcotic
  • CDS-possession: large amount
  • CDS-distribute narcotic

(CDS stands for Controlled Dangerous Substance)

Another occupant of the vehicle, Daysia Lychai Flores, 24, of Cumberland, is charged with possession of CDS with intent to distribute, and possession of CDS large amount.

“The confiscation of firearms related to drug crimes in Frederick County has drastically increased since the beginning of 2022,” says Lt. Jason Deater, Sheriff’s Office Patrol Operations assistant commander, in a statement. “Our deputies have seized eight illegally obtained handguns on traffic stops since Jan. 1st. This uptick clearly demonstrates the hidden dangers when our deputies conduct what should be routine traffic stops.”

By Kevin McManus