Bowie man faces gun and drug charges

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CEN­TRE­VILLE — A Bowie man was ar­rested Sun­day, April 17, on gun and drug charges af­ter a Mary­land state trooper work­ing a spe­cial dis­tracted driv­ing en­force­ment ini­tia­tive stopped his car on U.S. Route 50 in Grasonville.

About 6 p.m., the trooper no­ticed a man in a Pon­tiac Grand Am driv­ing east while talk­ing on a hand held cell phone, po­lice said. He pulled the car over.

Dur­ing the traf­fic stop, the trooper de­tected a strong odor of raw mar­i­juana, po­lice said. A sub­se­quent search of the car found two ounces of mar­i­jua- na, pack­aged for dis­tri­bu­tion, along with sev­eral items of drug para­pher­na­lia and over $10,000 in cash ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

A fur­ther search led to the dis­cov­ery of two firearms, one of which had a de­faced se­rial num­ber, po­lice said.

The driver, iden­ti­fied as Darin March Jr., 20, of Bowie, was charged with il­le­gal pos­ses­sion of firearms, pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana, pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled dan­ger­ous sub­stance with the in­tent to dis­trib­ute and nu­mer­ous other crim­i­nal charges. He was also is­sued a traf­fic ci­ta­tion for us­ing a hand held cell phone while driv­ing.

March was ar­rested with­out in­ci­dent. He is be­ing held at the Queen Anne’s County De­ten­tion Cen­ter on $100,000 bond.

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Mary­land State Po­lice seized guns, drugs and cash dur­ing a traf­fic stop on U.S. Route 50 in Grasonville Sun­day evening, April 17.

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