William Wayne Wieland, 54 from Stevensville, was convicted of possession of PCP, unlawful possession of an assault weapon and driving while impaired by drugs in the Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court on July 1, 2016.

Maryland State Police were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision on January 10, 2016 in front of the Stevensville Middle School on Main Street.  State Police determined that Mr. Wieland was driving a Dodge Charger on Rt. 18 (Main Street) when he crossed the centerline and collided with a Lexus SUV being driven on the opposite side of the road.

Mr. Wieland was incoherent at the scene and when approached by the Trooper discarded a glass vial from his pocket that contained PCP. A further search of Wieland’s vehicle revealed alcohol inside the car and an assault weapon in the trunk.  Mr. Wieland was subsequently placed on a stretcher for medical treatment and while being loaded into the ambulance began screaming “I love dippers”, “I’m on PCP”.  Dippers is a reference to the way in which users of PCP ingest the drug.

On September 6, 2016 Wieland was sentenced to serve three years in the Division of Corrections, with all but 180 days suspended, to be followed by 36 months of supervised probation for possession of PCP.  He was also sentenced to a consecutive three years at the Division of Corrections, all of which was suspended, for possession of the assault weapon. He was additionally sentenced to 90 days, consecutive to the previous counts, for driving while impaired by drugs.  Mr. Wieland also forfeited the weapon.

This case was prosecuted by Deputy State’s Attorney Michael Cuches.