On January 31 at approximately 10:40 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle in the 2000 block of St. Thomas Drive in Waldorf for traffic violations. During the stop, the accused gave a false name and the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana. Further investigation revealed the driver had cocaine and marijuana in amounts indicating distribution, as well as a digital scale.

The driver, identified as Ronald Shelton Dickerson, 26, of Waldorf, had an open warrant through Prince George’s County.

He was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute narcotics, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and providing a false name to avoid prosecution. PFC S. Hooper investigated.