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Man with crack pipe arrested while picking up friend from police station

Posted at 11:17 AM, Aug 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-09 11:19:11-04


Officers with the Maryland State Police had no idea that a simple DUI arrest would turn into something so much more. 

On Wednesday, police say they arrested a man for driving under the influence on JFK Highway. They then took him back to the barrack, processed him, and said he could call a friend to pick him up. 

But when the man's friend, 57-year-old Christian Louis Nielson, came to lend a helping hand, it was his that ended up in handcuffs. Nielson got to the barrack, and per protocol, an officer asked for identification to ensure he had a valid driver's license. 

Not only did Nielson have a suspended license, but he also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest from the Maryland Transportation Authority. 

But it doesn't end there. 

Nielson was placed under arrest, which is when police found .25 grams of crack cocaine and a suspected crack cocaine pipe in his pocket. He was then charged with possession of CDS and CDS paraphernalia.

Although Neilson's license was suspended, it was later found out that he had taken an Uber to get to the barrack and pick up his friend.