Police Press Release - May 14, 2024

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Eastern District

CDS Violation - Pasadena

On May 10, 2024, at approximately 12:35 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop of a blue 2004 Honda Accord on Route 100 near Catherine Avenue in Pasadena. During the stop, the officer recovered 224 gel caps containing approximately 100 grams of suspected Heroin/Fentanyl, 88 vials containing approximately 205 grams of suspected crack cocaine, 53 suspected Alprazolam pills, 18 suspected Oxycodone pills, two cell phones, and $1,193.00 U.S. currency. The passenger had an open arrest warrant. Both the driver and passenger were taken into custody.
James Nathan Helsel (Driver)
Severna Park, Maryland

Wayne Chase (Passenger)
Baltimore, Maryland

Drug and Cash

Eastern District

Search Warrant / CDS; Weapons Violation - Pasadena

In March 2024, Eastern District Narcotics Team detectives received information regarding possible CDS distribution. The investigation led to the execution of a search warrant at a residence in the 100 block of Broadway in Pasadena on May 14, 2024. The search resulted in the seizure of a loaded Taurus 9mm handgun, 20 suspected Adderall pills, and approximately 1,270 grams of suspected cannabis. The subject of the investigation was arrested and charged. 

Edward Benedetto Schwartz II 
42-year-old male 
Pasadena, Maryland

Drugs and Guns