At 5:21 p.m. Jan. 16, Trooper C. Stevenson of the LaPlata barrack stopped a vehicle traveling north on U.S. Rt. 301, at Rt. 925 for an occupant in the vehicle not wearing their seatbelt.
Upon contact with the driver, an odor of burnt marijuana was emitting from the vehicle.
A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed the passenger, Christen Marie Siarmalis, 18, of Waldorf, had suspected marijuana in her purse and drug paraphernalia on her person.
Siarmalis was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was incarcerated in the Charles County Detention Center pending a bond review.