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Three Children And Drugs Reportedly Found In Car After Chase

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Arrested: Earl Melton Arrested: Earl Melton

DENTON, Md. - A wanted man is accused of leading Police on a chase with three small kids in the vehicle. The Caroline County Sheriff's Office says they were contacted by Easton Police on Tuesday, who said they had just ended a chase with Earl Melton, who was wanted in Talbot County, who was heading towards Caroline County.

Deputies with the Sheriff's Office caught up with vehicle on Route 328, and tried to stop it. According to the report, Melton sped up in his SUV, started passing vehicles on the shoulder, and nearly hitting a Police car more than once.

Deputies say Melton eventually stopped near the Denton McDonalds, and tried to flee, but was taken into custody. A search of the SUV reportedly revealed, three small children, and a small amount of CDS paraphernalia. An investigation showed that Melton had given one of the children, an 11-year-old, 24 grams of suspected marijuana, and asked him to hide it.

Melton was charged with possession of marijuana, possession CDS paraphernalia, attempting to flee and elude, reckless driving, negligent driving, speed, driving without a license, and several additional minor traffic charges. He is being held at the Caroline County Detention Center on $53,000 bond.

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