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