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City man arrested on drug and gun charges

December 31st, 2014 by WCBC Radio



On Tuesday December 30, 2014, at 9:00 pm, an off duty Cumberland City Police Officer observed an individual acting in a suspicious manner on Park Street.  Michael Butler, age 19 of Cumberland, was observed repeatedly situating the right hand side of his hip area as he was walking on Park Street.  A uniformed officer arrived and located Butler holding the right hand side of his waistband.  Officers approached Butler and noticed a handgun in the waistband area of his pants.  Butler was placed in custody without incident.  The gun was found to be a .45 caliber loaded firearm.  Also found on Butler were numerous baggies containing suspected marihuana, a digital scale and a sum of US currency.  Butler was transported to the Cumberland City Police Department for processing.  He was taken to the Allegany County District Court Commissioner’s Office for a bond hearing and was held at the Allegany County Detention Center on a temporary commitment pending a hearing with legal representation.

Michael Butler, age 19.  Cumberland, Maryland.

CHARGES:  Possession of Marihuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marihuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm in Nexus of a Drug Trafficking Crime.

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