Maryland State Police reported that a traffic stop in Kent Narrows on Feb. 1 resulted in seven people being detained on drug and weapons charges. The incident that led to the drug charges took place a little after 1 a.m. when a 2013 Kia Sorento SUV was pulled over on Route 50 for driving over the speed limit near the Kent Narrows Bridge.
The state trooper who conducted the traffic stop allegedly had probable cause to search the vehicle when the odor of marijuana was detected in the air. A subsequent search of the car led to the discovery of 5.7 grams of marijuana along with a loaded 9 mm Tec-9 handgun. The handgun was allegedly loaded with a high capacity magazine.