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Frostburg Police Make Drug Bust

August 16th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

On Friday, August 14, 2020, at 4:35 p.m., Frostburg City Police received a tip that a wanted person was travelling to a Frostburg business in a specific vehicle. Officers responded and observed Travis James Dixon, 33, of Lonaconing to be the passenger in the vehicle that pulled into the parking lot. Officers verified that Dixon did have an arrest warrant out for failure to appear.

Officers made contact with and arrested Dixon at the scene. Upon searching him, officers discovered one item of suspected illegal drug paraphernalia on his person and another in the car where had had been seated. Officers placed Dixon under arrest without incident.

Police spoke with another passenger of the vehicle, identified as John Edward Blowe, 44, of Frostburg. An officer conducted a consent search of Blowe and felt a softball-sized baggie on his person underneath his clothes. The officer suspected the baggie contained illegal drugs. The officer advised Blowe that he was not free to leave, and the officer attempted to place Blowe in hand restraints. Blowe suddenly pulled away and began to run from the officer. The officer was able to regain control of Blowe and place him in hand restraints.

Upon searching the baggie that had been on Blowe’s person, officers discovered sixty-nine (69) capsules of suspected heroin.

Travis James Dixon

John Edward Blowe

Dixon was transported by police to the Allegany County Detention Center pending a Circuit Court bond review for the warrant. Dixon was also charged with two counts of possession of controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia.

Blowe was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of CDS-Not Marijuana, and Obstructing & Hindering a police officer. Police transported Blowe to a District Court Commissioner for an initial appearance, where he was ordered held without bond and committed to the Allegany County Detention Center.

The officer sustained minor injuries while restraining Blowe and was treated at the scene by the Allegany County Department of Emergency Services ambulance service.

5 Responses to “Frostburg Police Make Drug Bust”

  1. August 15, 2020 at 6:32 pm, Steve said:

    Good job by Law Enforcement, but no fear…
    DA Twigg will plea them out & they will be selling drugs again before Monday, his usual. Maybe he should be held accountable for all the overdoses, seems like the dealers are rarely held accountable. Watch this will become a misdemeanor. Again! Check it out in about a month.


  2. August 15, 2020 at 6:50 pm, John said:

    It won’t be hard for the bad guys to figure out who gave them the “tip” about the whereabouts of Mr. Dixon. The question is where did Mr. Blowe come into possession of the suspected heroin.


  3. August 15, 2020 at 10:36 pm, Dd said:

    let me guess it must be due to skin color they found the drugs right is that what your saying John?? Common sense tells u that they are riding together one has drugs so they are making a drug run! And personally I say great job law enforcement no matter how you did it. Drugs and dealers off the street due to our officers work. THANK U


    • August 16, 2020 at 5:42 pm, Jay said:

      Why bring up skin color Dd? Criminals are criminals.


  4. August 16, 2020 at 8:09 am, george said:

    Is it not amazing, that these “people” can violate the laws, with NO reprimands of any consequence. Check the “Maryland Judiciary Case Search”, enter their name and be amazed. Multiple charges, reduced to “stet” or “nolle prosequi”, not even a “slap on the wrist”, all the while they continue their illegal activities in a blatant manner. Evidently the states attorney office needs a major shakeup.


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