- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
A Temple Hills man is in custody after being arrested last week for allegedly driving while high on PCP and causing a car accident.
Kafele Onani Way, 35, had his 3-year-old daughter in the car when he crashed into the back of a silver Lexus while traveling on Route 228 in Waldorf. According to a police report, Charles County sheriff’s officer R. Johnson approached both cars to collect the license and registration, a standard procedure.
When Johnson approached Way’s vehicle, he “just stared” at the officer blankly, according to the report. After several tries, Way handed the officer his license and began to search for his registration. According to the report the officer noticed as Way paged through the documents that he passed over his registration several times before the officer pointed it out to him.
At that point, Johnson noticed Way’s pupils were constricted and his eyes glassy. Johnson had Way perform several field sobriety tests, all of which he failed.
Another officer discovered a glass vial on Way when he was searched, which was found to be PCP when sampled, police reported.
Johnson also discovered Way had $835 folded up sequentially for easy distribution as drug dealers do, according to the report.
Johnson also found a pack of cigarettes with Way that only had a couple missing. Between the discovery of the cigarettes, the money and the drug, which was in a larger amount than one normally has for personal use, it appeared Way had sold “dippers,” single cigarettes dipped in PCP and then smoked, according to the report.
Way was brought to the Charles County jail where he later tested positive for PCP in his blood.
According to the report, Way’s daughter had not been properly restrained in a child safety seat.
Way was charged with reckless endangerment, PCP possession with intent to distribute and drug possession. He was held in lieu of $10,000 bail.