Driving high, marijuana and car key isolated on white

ANNANDALE — A woman in Northern Virginia asked a state trooper for help with getting around an interstate crash on Thanksgiving, only to be charged after the trooper saw marijuana in her vehicle, according to Virginia State Police.

State police said 34-year-old Samantha Markos, of Temple Hills, Md., is facing charges of reckless driving and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Authorities said 3.5 ounces of marijuana and drug-infused edibles was found in the vehicle.

According to police, troopers were investigating a crash on Interstate 495 when one of them stopped Markos to keep her from driving into the crash scene. Police say the trooper saw marijuana inside Markos’ vehicle when she asked for directions to get around the crash.

Markos was taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. It’s unclear whether she has an attorney.

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