On 10/19/2013 at 1:30 a.m., a Sergeant from the Special Operations Division was traveling on Route 648 near Mountain Road, when a white Ford truck almost collided with his police vehicle.
The Ford then continued along Route 648 and committed further traffic violations, until a traffic stop was affected in front of 7861 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. The driver was identified and an odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected coming from his person. Also present in the vehicle was the driver’s 4 year old and 10 month old children.
The suspect was asked to exit his vehicle and a strong odor of marijuana was detected coming from the vehicle. Further investigation led to seizure of 89.3 grams of marijuana with an approximate street value of $1900.00. The driver, Joshua Osterholt, was placed under arrest.
The Ford Truck was then seized for asset forfeiture and transported to Police Headquarters. The driver was arrested and transported to Northern District, where he agreed to take a chemical test, which resulted in a .19 BrAC reading.
The suspect was further processed and charged with driving while intoxicated, two counts of driving while impaired by alcohol transporting a minor and various other traffic related charges. He also was criminally charged with possession and possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance.
The suspect’s children were turned over to their grandmother and a copy of the police report was sent to the Department of Social Services for a follow up investigation.
The suspect was released the same day.