WRONG WAY LEON!
Most drug couriers head north
This may have been a SNOWBIRD SPECIAL – a case of a vendor heading south to keep in touch with his customers in Florida.
DRUG SHIPMENT INTERCEPTED ON I-95: A Maryland Transportation Authority Officer nabbed southbound load of drugs by speeding designated cocaine driver
An MDTA Police Officer stopped a 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan on southbound I-95 for speeding on Dec. 12, 2019, and the operator, Leon J. Lorick, 42 (DOB 10/18/1977) of 823 E. 225th Street, Bronx, New York, ended up with four felony charges of drug possession and distribution charges, two misdemeanor drug charges and one speeding citation. The location of the traffic stop was southbound on I-95 at mile marker 63.6 as Lorick operated a 2019 Dodge.
According to MDTA spokesman Cpl. Brady McCormick, during a subsequent probable cause search of the vehicle, officers located numerous sealed packages containing approximately 2,196 grams of suspected marijuana, worth somewhere around $30,000, and 849 grams of suspected cocaine, valued at $96 per gram – $81,504.00.
Lorick was arrested by MDTA Officer A. Rodriquez without incident and transported to the Baltimore County Jail where he was ordered held on a $13,000 bond on Dec. 13, 2019.
Lucky for Leon Lorick, he was released after the bond was posted on Friday the 13th. Lorick was deemed eligible for free lawyer provided by the hapless taxpayers of Maryland. The accused drug distributor will now have to figure out a way to replace the drugs in which other alleged drug figures had an interest. With previous addresses in New York and New Jersey, no criminal records are available for Lorick in either state.