(Sept. 21, 2018) Two brothers were arrested in connection with drug possession Friday evening on Philadelphia Avenue after police stopped the car because of an equipment problem.

Robert W. Chester, 53, of Ocean City was charged with possession –not marijuana— and paraphernalia, according to the police report. Phillip Seeley Chester, 50, of Ocean City, was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance – not marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia.

They were also issued citations for possession of marijuana, according to police.

Police pulled over a Ford Explorer around 7:19 p.m. for an equipment violation at the intersection of Philadelphia Avenue and 12th Street.

When asked, the driver, Robert, and the passenger, Phillip, said they had marijuana on their person. An officer then asked Robert and Phillip where the marijuana was and if he could retrieve it, according to the report. Both said in their shorts pockets.

The officer said he found several items, including seven loose wax folds with a white, powdery substance; a bundle wrapped with rubber bands containing wax folds with a white, powdery substance; two white plastic straws containing a white, powdery substance; a blue straw containing a white, powdery substance, a bundle wrapped in a green rubber band with six wax folds containing a white, powdery substance; a yellow plastic container that had wax fold baggies with heroin.

The white powdery substance was later determined to be heroin, according to the officer on scene.

The Chesters were then taken to the Ocean City Police Department and both were released on their own recognizance. Further action is pending. 

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