A large scale drug distribution in Carroll and Howard counties was discovered after an Ellicott City man was pulled over.
According to Maryland State Police, a Howard County officer pulled over 21-year-old Alec Vazquez on February 21. After pulling him over, officers found a large amount of suspected THC oil, also known as a 'dab' and cash.
Because of the amount of THC oil that was discovered in the car, officers got a search warrant for his house where they found approximately ten pounds of suspected marijuana, 75 grams of suspected THC wax, over 100 vaping cartridges filled with suspected THC, a loaded shotgun and assault rifle, and thousands of dollars in cash.
Vazquex was arrested at the scene.
A further investigation by police led Howard County detectives and members of the Carroll County Drug Task Force to a second location in Westminster. A search warrant of that home yielded an additional 57 pounds of suspected marijuana, suspected hallucinogenic mushrooms, another loaded assault rifle, two additional shotguns, a large amount of ammunition, and other evidence indicative of large-scale drug distribution.
Charges in this case are still pending, but police say Vazquez has already been charged with multiple counts of felony drug possession with the intent to distribute, use of a firearm in a drug trafficking crime, and other related charges.