DIPSY DRIVER DETECTED: passenger found with pills and packing pot in private parts
BRANDYWINE, MD. – Maryland State Police report that on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at approximately 1:35 am, Maryland State Trooper Justin Lee conducted a traffic stop on a white Lincoln Zephyr after he noticed that the driver was swerving the vehicle between lanes on Northbound Route 301, south of the county line in Brandywine.
The trooper identified the driver as Nicollette Lavina Harrison, 31, from Bowie, Maryland and her passenger, Karina Ophelia Whyte, 32, of 12612 Beechfern Lane, Bowie, Maryland, and police say that Trooper Lee detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle.
A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted. The search revealed a clear bag containing suspected Ecstasy pills and a Codeine pill.
Whyte was placed under arrest and charged with possession of Ecstasy, codeine, and some particularly pungent pot.
While at Charles County Detention Center, Whyte was scanned by the body scanner, which showed positive for an unknown object inside Whyte’s vagina area. A further investigation and search on Whyte by a CCDC female Correction Officer, Corporal Minor #2582 revealed a clear bag containing suspected Civil Marijuana, less than 10 grams, secreted in her very uncivil area. Whyte was charged with CDS possession of paraphernalia for that violation.
When Whyte was indicted for possession with the intent to distribute drugs by the Prince Georges County Maryland Grand Jury on March 10, 2009, after two attorneys were removed from the case, she hired Derron R. Parks of Silver Spring to be her attorney. After Parks pursued the Prince Georges States Attorney to follow court procedures on providing discovery, the States Attorney threw in the towel and dropped all the charges.
Harrison was charged by Grand Jury indictment in Prince George’s Circuit Court on Oct. 23, 2014, with attempted first-and second-degree murder, first and second-degree assault, reckless driving, failing to stop and aid those injured in a crash, and malicious property destruction. In a plea deal on Oct. 29, 2015, with the PG County States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks, Harrison entered a guilty plea to malicious property destruction and paid full restitution, was sentenced to 15 years in prison with all but 18 months suspended. All other counts were dropped. A motion to the court for reconsideration of the sentence by the defense was denied on Jan. 14, 2016.