Officer Assaulted During Odenton Drug Bust: Police


The Anne Arundel County Police Department said it found these guns and drugs in a Sunday bust in Odenton. (Courtesy of the Anne Arundel County Police Department)

ODENTON, MD - A police officer was assaulted Sunday during an Odenton drug bust, authorities said.

Police said they were called to the 900 block of Waugh Chapel Way around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday for a report of suspected drug distribution.

A witness reported that there were two armed men selling drugs from a car behind the Waugh Chapel Towne Centre, a press release said.

Officers said they found the suspects and had them exit their 2023 Hyundai Sonata sedan.

One suspect assaulted an officer and ran away, authorities said, noting that the other suspect was detained immediately.

Police said they caught the fleeing suspect after a short foot chase.

The fleeing suspect was hurt during the incident and was taken to a hospital for treatment, officers said.

Authorities said they saw these items in the car:

  • A loaded, unserialized, 9-mm handgun
  • $1,440 in cash 
  • About 60 grams of suspected cannabis, packaged for sale

Police said further investigation led to a search warrant for a second car parked next to the first.

In this 2010 Mazda 6 sedan, officers said they found:

  • A digital scale
  • A loaded Smith & Wesson 9-mm handgun, which was reported stolen

Authorities said they have an arrest warrant ready for 21-year-old Lavaughn Demetrius Coleman of Crofton, who is accused of assaulting the officer. 

Police said they also arrested 19-year-old Jaden Camryn Nowell of Crofton.

Online court records show that Nowell was released on a $750 bond and is up against these misdemeanors:

  • Poss Of Firearm Minor
  • Handgun On Person
  • Poss Firearm W/O Serial#
  • Loaded Handgun In Vehicle
  • Loaded Handgun On Person
  • CDS Poss W/Int Dist-Cannabis
  • Con-CDS Poss W/Int Dist-Cannab

This map shows the area where they found the suspects.

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