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Police: Cambridge man tried to hide cocaine in child's pants during traffic stop

CAMBRIDGE, Md. - A Cambridge man was arrested last Wednesday on drug charges after he allegedly tried to hide cocaine in the pants of a 9-year-old girl, the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office said.

Officials say members of the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office and the Cambridge Police Department were working on a drug investigation when they conducted a traffic stop on a Dodge Charger with dark-tinted windows in the area of U.S. Route 50 and Maryland Route 16.

The Charger reportedly turned into the Walmart parking lot and continued for a short distance before stopping. Police made contact with the driver, identified as 44-year-old Elmer Oswald Young. There were also two children in the car, officials said.

Police say a K-9 scan of the car had positive results and police conducted a search. Police found a baggie of suspected cocaine between one child's feet, officials said. Upon exiting the car, police say they discovered there was a second baggie hidden in her pants waistband, amounting to a total of 33.2 grams of suspected cocaine in the two baggies.

Police additionally seized three cell phones and $370 in cash, officials report.

Young was taken into custody and charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession of paraphernalia, reckless endangerment of a minor and using a minor to deliver cocaine. He was ordered to be held without bond.

The two children were released to the custody of their mother, officials said.


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