Indian Head Man Arrested and Charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute

February 1, 2019
Zachary Michael Yake, 27 of Indian Head

Zachary Michael Yake, 27 of Indian Head

On Wednesday, January 13, 2019, at approximately 7:20 pm, Deputy Welch of the Charles County Sheriff Department was patrolling in the area of Scotts Store off of Port Tobacco Road, in Welcome, when he observed a Chevrolet Impala cross over the white line while traveling down Port Tobacco Road headed towards Hilltop Road.

The officer activated his emergency equipment and made a traffic stop in the area of Hilltop Road.

The officer made contact with the driver, later identified as Zachary Michael Yake, 27 of Indian Head, and asked for his license and registration. Yake informed the officer that he did not have his license due to a previous incident where his license was taken and never returned.

While the deputy was speaking to Yake, he appeared to be very nervous and fumbling around while looking through paperwork for his registration.

During the traffic stop, Deputy Welch called for a K9 unit to respond to his location due to previous incidents where he had dealt with Yake.

K9 responded to the traffic stop and walked around Yake’s vehicle. The officer’s K9 showed a positive indication that there is some type of controlled dangerous substance in the vehicle. After being told that the K9 showed a positive indication, Yake admitted to having a bag of “weed” in his front pocket. A search of Yake produced a bottle of suspected marijuana from Yake’s front right pants pocket valued at approximately $20.

A search of Yake’s vehicle was conducted and police recovered a digital scale from the center console along with baggies. A box of sandwich bags was also recovered from the back floorboard of the vehicle.

During the traffic stop, it was advised that Yake was eligible for a license but does not currently have a valid license in Maryland. Yake told officers that he had a North Carolina license which deputies later found out he was suspended through North Carolina.

Yake was written a citation for driving without a license and a warning for failure to obey a traffic control device along with a  warning for not having/displaying a license.

Yake was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute.

On January 22, 2019, Yake was released on a $1,000 bond and is due in district court on February 13, 2019.

Zachary Michael Yake, 27 of Indian Head

Zachary Michael Yake, 27 of Indian Head

39 Responses to Indian Head Man Arrested and Charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute

  1. MikeinMorganza on February 1, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Hey, isn’t that the guy on the GEICO commercials?

    • Louis Harris on February 2, 2019 at 10:38 pm

      (Yake was written a citation for driving without a license) Only thing is see mentioning, suspended license can’t debate that. You have the power to let people sell weed. Stop your internal dialogues. You have the power to let people sell weed. If this was an actuality the heroin problem would decline. Drugs will never find it’s way out of human society but education and information about them has found it’s way in. That’s not covering up a big problem with a smaller problem. I personally see no morality breaker on somebody selling weed.

      • Anonymous on February 4, 2019 at 1:06 pm

        “I personally see no morality breaker on somebody selling weed”
        I have an issue with people illegally selling weed. Who regulates what is in the weed that people are inhaling or ingesting? What measures do illegal weed dealers take to ensure they product is safe for consumption? What stops them from selling to children? What taxes do they pay?
        If it was regulated and taxed I would have no problem with it.

    • Anonymous on February 3, 2019 at 8:46 am

      So easy, even a caveman can do it.

    • Joe on February 3, 2019 at 9:58 am

      My thoughts exactly. He was born in a cave in Southern France

  2. BooBerry on February 1, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Even a public defender should be able to have most if not all charges dismissed. $20 worth of weed and charged with intent? Baggies nor a scale are illegal and possession of them does not constitute intent to distribute. Over zealous cop.

    • Anonymous on February 3, 2019 at 1:00 pm

      They do constitute intent to distribute. If he has just his tree they probably woulda just taken it. Either way FTP

    • Anonymous on February 3, 2019 at 1:41 pm

      So, your saying it’s only kinda illegal? Is there a list available for the rest of us law abiding chumps to look at so we can pick through the laws that really matter?

      • I'm still laughing on February 3, 2019 at 11:19 pm

        Well…it’s obvious you are a chump. Even the cops know this is a BS charge…how is this intent to distribute when he had a tiny personal amount on him? What BS…

        • Anonymous on February 4, 2019 at 9:02 am

          Scales and empty bags. I have been driving for 30 years and I have never found it necessary to carry a scale and empty zip lock bags. That’s that whole “probable cause” thingy. What about all the other charges this genius has had over the years? Over zealous cops there too?

          • It's Obvious on February 5, 2019 at 8:19 am

            Don’t muddy up the story with facts…It confuses ‘I’m still laughing’.

          • Anonymous on February 5, 2019 at 11:43 am

            Yeah Yeah Yeah. Bully for you. But the evidence just isn’t there!

            No quantity large enough to split up in baggies. Face it – starving cops stumble onto a little fish.

            Let him go. Don’t ruin him just so you can be sure he never can own a firearm. Hear that Shawn?

          • Anonymous on February 5, 2019 at 2:08 pm

            The problem here is that “I’m still laughing” ought to read “I’m still toking”. Who knows maybe they are a frequent flyer on this site.

          • I'm still laughing on February 5, 2019 at 9:12 pm

            We’re talking about now. The fact you just looked this man’s background up shows just how pathetic you really are. Good for you and your 30 years, guess what, your not everyone else. You don’t even smoke pot.

          • Anonymous on February 6, 2019 at 8:12 pm

            The fact you just snooped through his record shows how pathetic you really are.

  3. Rob Stark on February 1, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Son of Grizzly Adams?

    • It's Me on February 3, 2019 at 7:02 pm

      Son of Jebidia.

  4. Wasted Time on February 1, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Intent to distribute?

    Very weak.

    $20 worth won’t spread too far.

    • It's Obvious on February 3, 2019 at 7:03 pm

      He had already distributed.

      • Anonymous on February 6, 2019 at 8:13 pm

        No, he did not. I know this to be a fact.

  5. Anonymous on February 1, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    He Got weed! He got weed!

  6. Pat on February 1, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    “Intent to Distribute”? a whole big gram? Boy, that cop should be proud. He stopped a half person from getting stoned

  7. Josh Fury on February 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    NECK BEARDS ARE THE BEST

  8. Uncle Willy on February 1, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    Zach, Just stop with the foolish-ness. All the kids smoke reefer, I think it be cheaper, If I just got a job, learned to be a street sweeper.

  9. Wiggy on February 1, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Looks like a troll.

    • Anonymous on February 6, 2019 at 8:14 pm

      OMG the irony in your statement.

      • Wiggy on February 10, 2019 at 5:12 am

        I’m actually clean shaven and shower at least once a day, unlike the disheveled individual pictured above.

  10. Piornet on February 1, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    Thank you to the officers involved in this arrest! Tonight we can all breathe a little easier knowing this kingpin is behind bars and he can’t poison our children with his small bag of weed. The cartel won’t soon forget this day.

  11. Sofa_King_Kewl on February 1, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Uhmuhgawd!

    “Distributing” $20 worth of weed! Think of the chierrin!

  12. a mom on February 2, 2019 at 7:47 am

    very sad

  13. Dannyboy on February 2, 2019 at 10:48 am

    I want to know when his court date is and attend in a show of support. Does this guy look like a basement dwelling loser? Absolutely. Do I want to pay his room and board while he’s in state custody? No, I’d rather leave that responsibility to his good for nothing parents. And Deputy Welch, while I love and support our police force, c’mon buddy, there are bigger crimes to pursue. I would really like to hear your side of the story on why our community is safer for the time and energy you spent to arrest and fill out the paperwork on this fool.

    • Anonymous on February 4, 2019 at 9:05 am

      What other crimes do you want our elected sheriff to ignore? Theft? Rape? Burglary? Please post a list they’ll know better next time. Equal application of the law is what we taxpayers and citizens should expect. If you don’t like a law, petition Annapolis to get rid of it.

      • Anonymous on February 6, 2019 at 8:16 pm

        There’s always one of you scumbags…

        • Anonymous on February 11, 2019 at 8:52 am

          A sum bag because he wants the law applied equally? Does Jim Crow ring a bell? So by your logic we should expect officers to ignore laws they don’t want to enforce? Sounds great. Maybe next time one of these dumbasses who buys this crap will drive high and wipe out someone you love. Bet you’ll want that law enforced then, right?

  14. Anonymous on February 2, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    these comments

    • Anonymous on February 5, 2019 at 9:13 pm

      Pass the popcorn bud

  15. SBD on February 5, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Does Sasquatch know his son is smoking weed?

  16. Anonymous on February 8, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    He sells herion around there everyone trust me I know

    • Anonymous on February 11, 2019 at 8:53 am

      And you called the police, right? This is why some areas will always be trash because the people who live there could care less that these mouth breathers are selling this crap.