Man arrested for possessing more than $22,000 worth of marijuana

GLEN BURNIE, Md. - Editor's note: The original version of this story stated Wheeler's family called police after they discovered the suspected drugs. Charging documents now reveal they called police after they found Wheeler's girlfriend in the backyard.

A Glen Burnie man was arrested early Monday morning after police found more than $22,000 worth of marijuana in a shed where he stored personal property.

Wesley Byron Wheeler, 33, was charged with possession of marijuana and narcotics, possession with intent to distribute and other related charges.

Anne Arundel County police responded to the home in the 500 block of Wellham Avenue in Glen Burnie around 12:15 a.m. Sunday after family members called police, according to charging documents. 

The family members called police after they saw Wheeler's girlfriend attempting to enter the shed, charging documents state. Wheeler was recently banned from the residence due to a protective order, documents state.  

After she fled, Wheeler's twin brother entered the shed and saw what he thought was illegal drugs. 

Officers secured the residence and obtained a search warrant. They recovered about 2.4 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of about $22,246.40. 

Police said packaging materials and paraphernalia were also found. 

Wheeler was arrested around 1:40 a.m. Monday after officers found him at the Extended Stay in the 100 block of Chesapeake Center Drive in Glen Burnie.  Wheeler was arrested in his room without incident.

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