W. 7TH STREET, FREDERICK, MD
On 10-10-12 at approximately 2322 hrs. Off. Dawn Jansson was on routine patrol on W. 7th Street in the area of the hospital. She observed a vehicle travelling Westbound with a non functioning rear brake light. Off. Jansson stopped the vehicle and found the female driver acting in a suspicious manner during her contact with her. The car was also occupied by a male passenger who was later identified as Darrious Cordell Dotson. Dotson was known to have an outstanding warrant and criminal summons through this agency. He was removed from the vehicle and taken into custody without incident. OFC. Conover and his K9 partner Dak were called to the scene to conduct a scan of the car. The K9 alerted to the odor of CDS emanating from the vehicle. The driver, Brittany Nicole Landis was arrested and a search of the vehicle revealed a small quantity of CDS and a scale containing CDS residue. Both subjects were transported to Central Booking and charged. They are awaiting an initial appearance before the District Court Commissioner at the time of this press release.
The arrestees are identified as:
Darrious Cordell Dotson
Of Mt. Airy, MD.
Brittany Nicole Landis
Of the 500 Blk. of Carrollton Drive, Frederick, MD.
Arresting Officer Off. Dawn Jansson and Off. Michele Donovan
Press release prepared by Sgt. B.C. DeGrange