Drugs, Guns Seized During Several Recent Traffic Stops in Frederick County

Five people were arrested.

Photos from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office

Frederick, Md (KM) Guns and narcotics were confiscated during routine traffic stops over a four-day period in Frederick County. The Sheriff’s Office says the traffic stops occurred on February 4th, 6th and the 8th. Five people were arrested on weapons and drug charges.

In the first traffic stop on Saturday, February 4th, a deputy pulled over a Nissan Altima at the Sheetz store at 8408 Woodsboro Pike in Walkersville after observing suspicious driving behavior. After detecting a strong odor of marijuana, the deputy requested the assistance of another deputy. The Sheriff’s Office says the vehicle was searched and a fully loaded Glock-style Polymer 80, nine-millimeter handgun was found, along with narcotics and paraphernalia.

Cristian Enrique Sanchez, 19, of Frederick, was arrested for having a loaded handgun in a vehicle, use of a firearm related to a drug trafficking crime, use of a firearm in a felony, possession of narcotics with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute PCP/LSD/hallucinogens.

The second stop occurred on Monday, February 6th at around 10:30 PM around Bowmans Farm Road and Airport Drive. The Sheriff’s Office says a deputy stopped Chevrolet RV for having license plates registered to another vehicle. During the stop, the deputy noticed the front seat passenger trying to hide something under the seat.

Another deputy along with a Sheriff’s Office K9 responded and conducted a search of the vehicle. A loaded 22-caliber handgun was located, and 97 gel caps of suspected heroin/fentanyl and methamphetamine. David Edward Bauer, 58, of Stephens City, Virginia was arrested and charged with two counts of possessing a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a large amount of drugs , and possession with intent to distribute. Also arrested was Steven Martin Dyer, 41, of Westernport, Maryland who is charged with having a loaded handgun in a vehicle, having a handgun in a vehicle and narcotics possession.

The Sheriff’s Office says deputies made two traffic stops on Wednesday, February 8th. In one at around 1:25 AM, a deputy stopped a Honda Pilot because the vehicle’s operator was not driving within a single lane. The deputy conducted a search, and a short barreled 22-caliber rifle was located with ammunition. Markus Juscelino Seubert, 21, of Frederick, is charged with having an unregistered shotgun.

At around 1:00 AM, a deputy pulled over a Mitsubishi Mirage near Interstate 70 and Route 340 for traveling over the speed limit. Authorities say because of the way a passenger was acting, the deputy requested a K9 scan of the vehicle.. The dog did an alert on the passenger, Travis Glennard Wales, 38, of Hagerstown, Maryland.

A search of the vehicle netted 186.7 grams of suspected cocaine; 12 capsules of suspected heroin/fentanyl mix weighing about 6.3 grams; 16 plastic vialsĀ  containing 12.3 grams of suspected crack cocaine; three plastic baggies containing 10.2 grams of suspected crack cocaine; and $937 in cash.

The Sheriff’s Office says Well faces 12 charges, including five counts of possession of narcotics; two counts of possession of narcotics with intent to distribute; and five counts of possession with intent to distribute a narcotic.

All suspects were transported to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

By Kevin McManus