(Dec. 7, 2018) A traffic stop spanning several blocks led to the arrest of a 55-year-old man for alleged heroin possession last weekend on Philadelphia Avenue, according to an arrest filed in district court in Ocean City.
Herbert Griffin, of Selbyville, Delaware, was arrested on Dec. 1 and charged with possession of heroin and driving with a revoked out-of-state license, according to the report.
The report said police saw a gold Lexus traveling south on Philadelphia Avenue at 15th Street and stop at 14th Street. The patrol office then drove up behind car, which then quickly accelerated, entered the left-turn lane at 12th Street and made U-turn onto the north side of Philadelphia Avenue.
Police attempted to stop vehicle, but it didn’t come to a stop until 16th Street, the report said.
The officer then asked for then asked for the driver’s license and registration, the report said. The driver, later identified as Griffin, said he lost his license and couldn’t find the registration in the glove compartment. He added it was his girlfriend’s car.
A check by the officer, however, found that Griffin’s Delaware license had been revoked.
When asked why he was driving, Griffin said it was because his girlfriend had been drinking, police reported.
“I’m heading home, let me go home,” he said.
Instead, Griffin was then taken to the Public Safety Building, the report said. His car was searched the vehicle and police found several small packages of heroin.
Griffin was released on his own recognizance last Sunday, according to the District Court of Maryland. His next court appearance is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Feb. 20 in at the Worcester District Court in Ocean City on 65th Street.