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Police say $40,000 in crack cocaine seized

October 13, 1999|By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI

Two men who were arrested Tuesday were transporting crack cocaine with a street value of $40,000 when a Maryland State Police trooper stopped them for speeding on Interstate 81, according to allegations in charging documents filed Wednesday in Washington County District Court.

Anthony Smith, 29, of Roxboro, N.C., and Davon Anderson Wellington, 27, of Nashua, N.H., were being held on drug charges.

Wellington also was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing and hindering.

He fled from police during a search of the car around 10:30 a.m., police alleged.

More than 18 state police and Washington County Sheriff's deputies helped track down Wellington near Hopewell Road. He surrendered without incident.

The bond on Smith and Wellington was raised from $200,000 each to $300,000 each on Wednesday. They were being held at the Washington County Detention Center.

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The charging documents said Smith was driving a rented Chevrolet Lumina on I-81 southbound, south of Md. 144, when he was pulled over for going 69 mph in a construction area posted 50 mph.

The car was also occupied by Wellington in the front passenger seat and a 17-year-old girl from Lowell, Mass.

Trooper Jeff Kissner asked and received consent to search the car, "based on nervousness consistent with criminal deception on the part of Smith, as well as the other occupants of the vehicle," he said in the charging documents.

He alleged he found 310.4 grams of crack cocaine wrapped in a package hidden inside the passenger door.

Wellington became agitated during the search and Kissner attempted to place handcuffs on him, the documents allege.

Wellington fled on foot and was captured 90 minutes later in the Hunt Ridge Business Park off Hopewell Road.

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