Deputies find heroin at car crash scene

MIDDLETOWN, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man has been arrested after deputies found heroin and narcotics paraphernalia at the scene of a car crash that happened Thursday evening in Middletown, Maryland.

Frederick County Sheriff's Office along with deputy Greg Morton responded to the scene of a car crash that happened around 10 p.m. at 5 East Main Street.

According to the sheriff's office, a car was traveling west bound along Alternate 40 in Middletown when it left the roadway. The sheriff's office said the car crashed into the iron railing of a nearby home. It continued westbound and then crashed into a parked car just east of Route 17.

The sheriff's office said the parked car was pushed several hundred feet from where it was originally parked and damaged a building and personal property at the intersection of Alternate 40 and Route 17.

During the investigation of the crash, deputy Morton found heroin and narcotics paraphernalia inside the striking car. The sheriff's office identified the driver as Justin Duvall Edwards of Middletown.

Edwards was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital for a medical evaluation the sheriff's office said. After he was released from the hospital, Edwards was taken to central booking, where he was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance with the intent to distribute and possession of narcotics paraphernalia, according to the sheriff's office.

The crash is still being investigated and traffic charges are pending.


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