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On January 16, 2018 Deputy Denton conducted a traffic stop in the parking lot of Safeway, Dunkirk. After making contact with the driver about the violations for the traffic stop, Deputy Denton asked for consent to search the vehicle. The driver and two passengers stepped out of the vehicle for the search to be completed. It was determined that the front seat passenger later identified as Dale Buckler (50) of Hollywood had given Deputy Denton a false name in order to prevent him from finding out about the active warrants he had out for his arrest.

The search also revealed the back seat passenger later identified as Bernadette Gingery (53) of Leonardtown had paraphernalia and a bottle containing urine.

Gingery was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with CDS: Possession of Paraphernalia and Alter Drug/ Alcohol Test. Buckler was placed under arrest and transported to the Calvert County Detention Center and charged with Fraud – Per Identification Avoid Prosecution and for the open warrants.