Traffic Stop In Frederick County Leads To The Arrests Of Two Men

Frederick, Md. (KM) – Two men were arrested on drug and weapons offenses following a traffic stop Thursday night.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office says at around 9:30 PM, deputies pulled over a vehicle along Interstate 70 near Route 85 because the registration plate light was not properly illuminated. As they were approaching the vehicle, the deputies saw drugs lying in plain view.

They searched the vehicle and found:

  • .22 caliber Ruger handgun loaded with 8 rounds
  • 264.2 grams of heroin/fentanyl (675 capsules)
  • 8 vials of crack
  • a digital scale
  • and a small amount of cash

Deputies arrested 25-year-old Dalton Scott Smith, 25, of Frostburg and Justin Matthew Thrasher, 24, of Cumberland. The men are charged with:

  • Three counts – Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) – Possession not marijuana
  • Two counts – CDS – Possession with the intent to distribute a narcotic Two counts – CDS Possession of a large amount
  • CDS  Distribution/Possession with intent to distribute fentanyl/heroin
  • Firearm use/felon of a violent crime
  • Loaded handgun in a vehicle
  • Firearm/drug trafficking crime
  • CDS Distribute with a firearm
  • Handgun in vehicle

They were taken to the Adult Detention Center for booking.

“The FCSO {Frederick County Sheriff’s Office} remains committed to curtailing the flow and use of illicit drugs in and through Frederick County using a variety of methods to include traffic enforcement,” says Capt. Jeff Eyler, Patrol Operations Commander, in a statement. “The most recent traffic stop and seizure exemplifies that.”

By Kevin McManus