Baltimore Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Fleeing Edgewood Traffic Stop

From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:

[March 28, 2013, Bel Air, MD] — Harford County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Baltimore man earlier today for possession with intent to distribute cocaine after the suspect fled while deputies were attempting to stop him for speeding.

Reginald S. Artis, 34, of 2529 Highland St. Baltimore, Maryland was charged with possession of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and hindering a police officer.

On Thursday March 28, 2013 at 12:48 a.m., a Sheriff’s deputies observed 2000 silver Mercury exceeding the posted speed limit on Hanson Road in Edgewood. The vehicle pulled over when the deputy activated his lights. However, as the deputy approached the vehicle the suspect put the vehicle in drive and drove away. Deputies followed the suspect and caught up to the vehicle in the 1600 block of Candlewood Court. They pursued the suspect on foot and apprehended him behind a row of townhomes.

Deputies recovered 20 individual zip lock baggies of crack cocaine which Artis discarded while trying to flee from police. He was taken into custody without incident. Artis is currently incarcerated in the Harford County Detention Center in lieu of $50,000 bond.


  1. Kharn says

    I’m sure he was just looking for a perscription drug turn-in event so he could safely dispose of the crack he bought from recovering addicts to make sure they stayed on the wagon, and then became scared of what the police officer was going to do to him, since he wasn’t wearing his own pants and did not know what might be in the pockets.

    What’re the odds he gets nolle’ed?

  2. man- up says

    How dare the police officer generate state income in giving out traffic tickets. Obviously he is only trying to make a living as a “salesman”. Good job hsco.