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Two Waldorf men have been charged with multiple counts of theft and are facing drug charges after officers found stolen property in their car and a 4-foot marijuana plant on one of their front porches Monday morning, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Officers responded to the 10800 block of Alyssa Lane in Waldorf at 3:04 a.m. Monday after a resident reported a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood. The caller provided a description of the car, but its occupants fled prior to officers’ arrival.

While canvassing the area, Officer J. Morales spotted the car in a nearby neighborhood. He tried to pull the car over, but the driver fled.

The driver eventually stopped, and Morales detained the two occupants: James Ronnell Boyd, 22, and Justin Leon Shepherd, 19.

Officers found four tires and expensive rims in the back seat of the car, along with an Apple iPod.

The tires and rims were linked to a vehicle on Esser Place. The owner told officers the tires had been stolen off his Cadillac, which had been left up on landscaping blocks.

Officers linked the iPod to an Alyssa Lane resident.

Detective A. Celia obtained a search warrant for Boyd's and Shepherd's residences. Officers found the cannabis plant on Boyd's front porch.

Both men were charged with two counts of theft between $1,000 and $10,000, theft of less than $1,000 and malicious destruction of property valued at less than $500.

Boyd and Shepherd were released Tuesday on $5,000 and $2,500 bond, respectively.

JEFF NEWMAN