A Hagerstown man was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana after he was stopped for speeding Saturday.
Raheem Lamont Wilson, 21, of Daniels Circle also was charged by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office with possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana.
On Saturday shortly before 5 p.m., a deputy clocked a car traveling at 68 mph in a 45-mph zone on Dual Highway, a charging document said.
When the car pulled over and the deputy walked up beside it, he detected an odor of raw marijuana.
Wilson, the driver of the vehicle, appeared to be “very nervous,” the document said. Asked if he had marijuana in the car, he said there was about a quarter of a pound under the passenger seat.
A small amount of marijuana found on Wilson weighed more than 11 ounces, the document said. That figure included the plastic bags the marijuana was in, the document said.
Deputies also found a digital scale and $2,050 in cash in the car. The money was all in $20 bills except for one $10 bill, the document said.
Wilson said the cash was “riding money,” and came from the federal stimulus check he received as part of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At a bond hearing Monday, Assistant Public Defender Brian Hutchison told Washington County District Judge Mark D. Thomas that Wilson has a medical marijuana card.
Wilson denied selling marijuana to anyone.
Hutchison likened the amount of marijuana that Wilson had to the toilet paper shortage caused by the pandemic in that “sometimes, we buy more than we actually need that day.”
Wilson was being held without bond, but Thomas set a bond of $5,000, which Wilson could satisfy by posting 10% of that amount.