On Saturday, July 7, 2018 at approximately 2353 hours, TFC Zentkovich #6328 conducted a traffic stop on a black Chevrolet Malibu for exceeding the posted speed limit on southbound Route 301, north of Holly Lane, Waldorf, Charles County, MD. Upon making contact with the operator, Jackson, Courtney Isiah Benjamin, 29 yoa, from Hampton, Georgia, TFC Zentkovich detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted. The search revealed a Schedule II Narcotic pills, suspected marijuana and a grinder. Jackson was placed under arrest and charged criminally with the following: CR 5-601(A1) CDS- Possession Not Marijuana and CR 5-619(C2) CDS- Possession Paraphernalia. Jackson also received a traffic citation: TA 21-801.1 Speeding. 18MSP028878

All events occurred in Charles County, Maryland.

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