LA PLATA, Md. (May 03, 2017)—The La Plata Barrack of the Maryland State Police (MSP) today released the following incident and arrest reports.
POSSESSION OF COCAINE AND PARAPHERNALIA: On Tuesday, May 02, 2017, at approximately 0050 hours, TFC K. Burroughs #5968 stopped a black Infiniti exceeding the posted speed limit of 45 miles per hour on northbound Route 301 south of Substation Road, Waldorf, Charles County. Contact was made with the driver who was identified as Sean George Joseph Garcia, 20, from Clinton, Md. While TFC Burroughs was speaking with Garcia, he detected a strong odor of burnt Marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A probable cause search of the driver and vehicle revealed one clear plastic bag containing Cocaine. Garcia was placed under arrest and transported to the Charles County Detention Center for processing. Garcia was charged with Possession of Cocaine and Paraphernalia.
SEAT BELT VIOLATION LEADS TO DISCOVERY OF STOLEN VEHICLE: On 5/2/2017 at 1743 hours, TFC Hooten #5750 conducted a traffic stop on Route 925, south of VFW Road, Waldorf, Charles County, Md. on a 2008 Mercedes, operated by Rodney Benedict Evans, 48, from Upper Marlboro, for not being restrained by a seat belt. A check revealed there were two outstanding warrants through Baltimore County. Evans was arrested and transported to the Charles County Detention Center for service of the warrant. The arrest warrant through Baltimore County were for Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicles. The Mercedes that was stopped and was not on file by VIN/Registration with the MVA. The Mercedes was stored pending further investigation. Baltimore County Detectives Schmitz & Reason were contacted and responded to the barrack along with Detective Gross from the Prince George's County Police Department, who are all members of their respective agencies Auto Theft Unit. Further investigation by the detectives revealed a confidential VIN plate verifying the Mercedes was stolen through the PG County Police Department on December 23, 2016. Cpl. Wingfield from the MSP Criminal Enforcement Auto Theft Unit was notified and will be assuming the investigation.
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