On Thursday, March 15, 2018, at approximately 1426 hours, TFC J. Oleksak #6300 was conducting stationary speed enforcement northbound Route 210 at Downs Drive, Bryans Road, Charles County, Maryland. TFC Oleksak observed a Gold Nissan Maxima with the driver not restrained by a seatbelt. TFC Oleksak conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, and made contact with the operator who was identified as Bell, Mavin Dayonde (37 yoa from Bryans Road, MD).

Upon making contact with Bell, TFC Oleksak detected the strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. TFC Oleksak requested Bell exit the vehicle so a probable cause search could be conducted. The search revealed a loaded handgun and suspected Marijuana.

Bell was placed under arrest and charged with the following: 18613 TA 22 412.3 b: Operator M/V With (Operator, Occupant Under Age 16) Not Restrained By (Seatbelt, Child Safety Seat): and 1 0175 CR, 4-203: Handgun: Wear/Carry and Transport In Vehicle/Public Roads, etc. All events occurred in Charles County, Maryland. 18MSP011101

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