Alex Collins was arrested on narcotics and gun charges after Baltimore County Police responded for a crash investigation in Owings Mills, Maryland yesterday morning.

Police were dispatched to the 10000 block of Dolfield Road, 21117 around 6:48 a.m. Friday morning when a passerby called 9-1-1 after seeing a black Chevrolet Corvette crashed into a tree. Officers located the driver asleep in the driver seat, and identified him as Alexander Jamonte Collins (24) of the unit block of Woodfield Court, 21136. The driver indicated he was not injured, but had fallen asleep waiting for a towing service to respond. During the initial contact with Collins the officer detected the odor of marijuana inside the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed a large glass jar on the front passenger side floorboard containing approximately 5 ounces of marijuana, the equivalent of approximately 141.75 grams (possession of under 10 grams of marijuana is considered personal use and punishable under Maryland law by a civil citation). A handgun was recovered from the front driver side floorboard. Collins was placed under arrest at 7:35 a.m.

According to Collins, he and a friend left the Towson area around 4 a.m. He was on his way to drop the friend off at home when he lost control of his vehicle on the snow covered roadway, sliding off the pavement and into a tree around 4:30 a.m., causing disabling damage to the Corvette. Collins called for a tow truck, then fell asleep in the vehicle while the passenger chose to walk the rest of the way home. Neither were injured during the crash.

Collins and his passenger gave police conflicting stories as to whom the marijuana belongs. Collins also indicated, after knowingly waiving his rights per Miranda, that there were additional firearms and marijuana in his home. Collins remained in police custody while officers obtained a search warrant for the home, recovering two additional rifles, ammunition, and less than 10 grams of marijuana.

Collins is now charged with CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana in Excess of 10 grams, and Handgun in Vehicle. He is released on a $7500 posted bond following an initial bail hearing just after midnight. 

The passenger in the vehicle, identified as Tykheem Jaquon Deundrea Dunaway, 28, of the 10000 block of Barnes Avenue, 21117, is also charged with CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Marijuana in Excess of 10 grams. He is released on a $5000 posted bond following an initial bail hearing early this morning.