BERLIN, Md. - A Maryland State Police trooper with the Berlin barrack was working a DUI initiative Saturday around 3:30 a.m. when he stopped a 1999 Oldsmobile van for negligent driving headed on westbound on U.S. route 50 at U.S. Route 90 in Worcester County, Maryland.
Police said upon contact with the driver, Stephen Collins of Salisbury, the trooper immediately smelled an odor of marijuana coming from inside of the car.
A subsequent probable cause search of the vehicle revealed 243.48 grams of marijuana and 1.39 grams of cocaine in a blue backpack. Police also found a fully loaded .380 caliber, semi-automatic pistol with full metal jacketed ammunition.
Collins was ordered that he be held on $250,000 bond.