State Police Charge Baltimore Man With Drug Offenses Following Traffic Stop In Washington County

Troopers says the suspect tried to flee while being placed under arrest.

Orlando Rogers                                                           Hagerstown Drug Seizure

(Photos from Md. State Police)

Hagerstown, Md (KM) A Baltimore man is charged with drug offenses following a traffic stop in Washington County Wednesday afternoon.

State Police say Orlando Rogers, Jr., 38, was puled over at around 1:00 PM along the Dual Highway(Route 40) near Day Road for speeding. Authorities say criminal indicators were present that led to a trooper to ask that a police canine be brought to the scene. The dog did a sniff, and indicated the presence of narcotics. A search of Rogers’ Nissan Versa netted 479 grams of suspected cocaine, and 170 grams of suspected heroin and fentanyl.

Authorities say Rogers jumped into his vehicle as troopers were trying to arrest him. But they were able to take him into custody before he could flee.

Rogers is charged with felony drug possession possession with intent to distribute a fentanyl/heroin mix, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, resisting arrest and other charges. He was taken to the Washington County Detention Center where he’s being held without bond.

Hagerstown Police assisted the State Police in this arrest.

By Kevin McManus