Traffic Stop Results in Two Drug Arrests

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On June 23, 2013, at approximately 10:35 a.m. an Ocean City Police officer stopped a vehicle that was driving on Baltimore Avenue after he noticed neither of the two occupants were wearing seatbelts. As the vehicle was turning off of Baltimore Avenue to stop, the officer noticed the suspects toss a hand rolled cigarette containing marijuana out of the passenger-side window.

On June 23, 2013, at approximately 10:35 a.m. an Ocean City Police officer stopped a vehicle that was driving on Baltimore Avenue after he noticed neither of the two occupants were wearing seatbelts. As the vehicle was turning off of Baltimore Avenue to stop, the officer noticed the suspects toss a hand rolled cigarette containing marijuana out of the passenger-side window.

During the investigation, officers seized marijuana cigarettes, loose marijuana in a plastic bag and drug paraphernalia. Officers determined that driver of the vehicle, Jason Karl Brandt, 20, of Leola, PA, was selling the marijuana. Officers also seized over $900 in cash, a set of nunchaku (nunchucks), and the driver’s vehicle as contraband.

Brandt has been charged by Ocean City Police with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute, possession of a concealed dangerous weapon, possession of nanchaku, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The passenger of the vehicle, Jason John Kichline, 19, of West Chester, PA, has been charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a concealed dangerous weapon, and possession of nanchaku.

Brandt and Kichline were seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and released.