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Howard County – On Monday, June 4, at 4 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) charged David Thomas Kisner, 18, of Brooklyn with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), marijuana, and possession of CDS paraphernalia in Patapsco Valley State Park near Ilchester.
NRP officers were on foot patrol along the Patapsco River when they made contact with a group of young adults. Upon inspection, they discovered a smoking pipe and marijuana allegedly belonging to Kisner and placed him under arrest. He was transported to Howard County Central Booking Facility in Jessup for processing.
Worcester County – On Monday, June 4, at 11:30 p.m., the Maryland Natural Resources Police arrested three on drug charges while patrolling the campground at Assateague State Park.
Timothy M. Horan, 18, of Grasonville was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), morphine; possession of CDS, marijuana; possession of CDS, marijuana with intent to distribute; and four counts of possession of CDS paraphernalia. Nathan P. Bachman, 19, and a 17-year-old boy, both of Chestertown, were charged with possession of CDS, marijuana; and possession of CDS paraphernalia.
NRP officers entered the campsite after detecting an odor of burning marijuana and observing Bachman and the 17-year-old allegedly smoking the suspected substance. The Worcester County Sheriff's Office assisted NRP with a K-9 scan of vehicles located on the campsite.
Horan and Bachman were released on personal recognizance, and the 17-year-old boy was released back to the campsite with the authority of Juvenile Services and his parents.
June 7, 2007
The Maryland Natural Resources Police (NRP) is the enforcement arm of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With an authorized strength of 280 officers and a dedicated staff of civilian and volunteer personnel, the NRP provide a variety of services in addition to conservation and boating law enforcement duties throughout the State of Maryland. These services include homeland security, search and rescue, emergency medical services, education, information and communications services on a round the clock basis. NRP is the only police force aside from the Maryland State Police that has statewide jurisdiction.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 446,000 acres of public lands and 18,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at t www.dnr.maryland.gov