Teen Charged With Trying to Sell Drugs on Walt Whitman Campus

Officers report finding $10,000 worth of marijuana inside car


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Nicholas B. Morris

Via Montgomery County Police Department

Police have charged an 18-year-old Bethesda man with trying to sell marijuana from a car parked outside Walt Whitman High School on Aug. 6.

Nicholas Bennett Morris’ car was carrying roughly $10,000 worth of marijuana, $590 in cash and a steak knife when police searched it, according to court records.

Montgomery County officers went to the school campus at 7100 Whittier Blvd. at about 9:30 p.m. because a caller reported drug-dealing at the high school, the documents state. The officers pulled up to find Morris and several other people hanging around cars in the parking lot and told the group they were trespassing on the school property.

Morris said his driver’s license was inside his car, and when he opened the door, police smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the Ford Mustang, charging documents state. Morris also told one officer he might “have a knife” in the car’s center console, according to the documents.

After Morris reached into the car and tried to move something in the console, the officer arrested him, charging documents state.

A search of the Mustang turned up 49 individually wrapped packages of marijuana, another pound-and-a-half of marijuana, cash, several cellphones, a digital scale and a knife, the charging documents report.

Officers later searched Morris’ home on Burdette Road and found thousands of dollars in cash stuffed inside a shoebox, along with packaging material similar to what was found at Whitman High School, according to the documents.

Morris was charged with possessing drugs with the intent to distribute, possessing drugs with the intent to distribute on school property and trespassing on school grounds.

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