TALBOT SHERIFF’S POLICE BEAT: Cocaine Gateway to the Beaches Sometimes Ends in Easton Jail; Just Ask Arthur Lawrence Decker III
EASTON, MD. – The way to the beaches is either on 404 or 50 and the number of motorists who fly on the busy roads while ingesting drugs or packing them on their person, in the console where the stash is easy to reach while stuck in traffic and all the while disregarding traffic laws often results in drug arrests.
Talbot County Sheriff’s Capt. John Bollinger reports that on July 15, 2018, Deputies from the Talbot County Sheriff’s Department stopped a motor vehicle on Ocean Gateway near Barber Road, Trappe, Md., for an equipment violation.
Deputies identified the driver as Arthur Lawrence Decker III, 32 of Baltimore, Md., and observed drugs in plain sight and ended up with not one Decker but two for the price of the same traffic stop.
Police say that the visibility of the drugs gave them the right to search the vehicle which revealed cocaine, marijuana, and paraphernalia. Decker III was placed under arrest and charged with possession of CDS and paraphernalia. Decker III was taken before a District Court Commissioner and was released on his personal recognizance.
Arthur Decker Jr. was issued a citation on July 17, 2018, for possession of less than ten grams of marijuana by Deputy LeCompte. Decker Jr., of 2741 Yarnall Road, Halethorpe, Md., who just might be of some close relation to Arthur L. Decker III, as they live at the same address.
Decker Jr. has lined up the same attorney as Decker III, Peter Sean O’Neill of Glen Burnie as his attorney to fight the pot rap in Talbot County District Court on Sept. 4, 2018. O’Neill has already filed motions for discovery and inspection of evidence and to dismiss the case on July 24, 2018 – actions which are sure to make Talbot States Attorney Scott Patterson offer up a menu of options for plea bargains as he cowers under his desk.