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Two suspects charged with drug possession following traffic stop on I-68

September 23rd, 2020 by WCBC Radio

On  09.21.2020 at approximately 11:30PM Deputies of the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office were on patrol in the area of Interstate 68 in Cumberland.


Deputies observed a Pontiac passenger car traveling at a high rate of speed; the vehicle was also observed to have a registration display violation. A traffic stop was conducted and deputies subsequently requested a K9 scan of the vehicle. A Sheriff’s Office K9 handler responded with K9 Suma, who alerted to the presence of the odor of a controlled dangerous substance within the vehicle.


A search was conducted and deputies located a loaded 9 mm handgun within the vehicle, over $20,000.00 in US Currency as well as numerous capsules containing suspected controlled dangerous substances.


Deputies arrested:

Ramhazz Khaliph Corley-36 years old of Dunbar, WV. and Javon Jamie Smith-28 years old of Philadelphia, PA.


Both suspects were charged with:

Handgun in Vehicle

Loaded Handgun in Vehicle

Handgun on Person

Loaded Handgun on Person


The suspects were released after an initial appearance before a district court commissioner.


Additional charges are pending laboratory confirmation of the unknown CDS.


The vehicle was impounded and the firearm, CDS and currency was seized by the Sheriff’s Office.