Lusby, MD – A Calvert County man is facing four years in jail and $30,000 in fines after being busted during a Feb. 19 traffic stop in Lusby. According to a case summary on file in District Court for Calvert County, the accused—identified as Marc Anthony Wise, 25 of Lusby—was a front-seat passenger in a Honda Civic that was observed turning onto Cove Point Road from H.G. Trueman Road.  Wise was not wearing his seat belt, prompting Dfc. Moran of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office to stop the Honda near Cove Point Park.

“While the vehicle was stopping I observed the front-seat passenger leaning to his right and reaching around his right side in the area of his hips,” Moran stated.

The deputy identified the Honda’s driver as Amanda Faith Lankford, 27 of Lusby. “A check with the Calvert County Control Center indicated Lankford had warning codes for narcotics and Wise was on supervised probation,” Moran stated in court documents.

A subsequent K9 scan was positive, leading to a search of the Honda and both suspects. The searches yielded “a straw containing white powder and a plastic container containing a suspected oxycodone hydrochloride pill,” Moran stated. The deputy said Wise told him he (Wise) found the straw and pill in a nearby parking lot.
Wise was charged with controlled dangerous substance (CDS) possession and possession of CDS paraphernalia. Court records indicate he posted bond and was released. He has a District Court hearing tentatively scheduled for May 27at 1 p.m.

Lankford was issued a traffic citation and released at the scene.

Contact Marty Madden at marty.madden@thebaynet.com