Georgia man arrested on drug and gun charges in Westover

Jamel Norwood, 24, Georgia

Police say that a Georgia man was arrested on drug and gun charges in Westover on Monday afternoon.

According to Maryland State Police Princess Anne Barrack, on Monday at 5:37 p.m., a trooper stopped a car for speeding on U.S. Route 13 southbound in the area of Lake Somerset Campground in Westover.

Upon contacting the driver, police say that the trooper smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the car.

A probable cause search of the vehicle reportedly found 14.2 grams of marijuana and a nine millimeter handgun in the passenger compartment of the vehicle, which was immediately accessible to the driver.

The driver was identified as 24-year-old Jamel Norwood of Georgia. Norwood was processed and transported to the Somerset County Commissioners Office where he was ordered to be held on $10,000 bond at the Somerset County Detention Center.

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