Annapolis Police Arrest Two Men After Traffic Stop Yields Drug Possession Charges

On October 4 at about 9pm, Annapolis Police officers stopped a vehicle with a suspected impaired driver and made contact with the occupants. The vehicle had heavy front end damage and steam was emanating from the vehicle near the hood. Officers immediately smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Officers could see marijuana in plain view inside the vehicle. Approximately 100 grams of marijuana was located packaged in four clear bags. The driver, Rodell Surgeon, 48, of Annapolis, and passenger, Jaymar Howard, 25, of Annapolis, were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana more than 10 grams. Both were released on their own recognizance by the District Court Commissioner.