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Foot Pursuit Leads to Drug Arrest

March 16th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

On Tuesday at approximately 11:30 hours, Deputies with the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve three outstanding Circut Court warrants on Donald Matthew Garland, in the area of Frostburg, Maryland.  All three outstanding warrants were related to Garland’s failure to appear in Circut Court.  While attempting to serve the warrants, Garland fled from Deputies on foot.  After a brief foot pursuit, Deputies were able to apprehend Garland without incident.  Pursuant to the arrest of Garland, a large amount of suspected Fentanyl was located on Garland’s person.  In addition to the warrants, Garland was arrested and charged with the following:


CDS possession with intent to distribute fentanyl

CDS possession, large amount of fentanyl

CDS possession of fentanyl 

Obstructing and Hindering

Resisting Arrest


Garland remains held at the Allegany County Detention Center on the strength of the Circut Court warrants, while also awaiting an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner.