On Monday, a Baltimore man went to take the driving portion of the testing required to get his driver’s license, but before performing the exam he was taken into custody on several charges after marijuana and a loaded handgun were found in the vehicle he was operating.
When 22-year-old Reginald Wooding Jr. was sitting in a car waiting for his turn to take a road test to get his driver’s license one of the employees of the Motor Vehicle Administration allegedly detected the scent of marijuana. She reported it to a trooper who was on site and Wooding was approached regarding the odor.
After Wooding allegedly willingly gave the trooper a small package containing marijuana that he had it was believed that there was enough justification to warrant searching the automobile.
The trooper reportedly found a scale, nearly one pound of marijuana flower, a 9mm Glock handgun with a loaded clip, and over $15,000 cash.
Wooding was taken into custody and he is facing several drug and firearm related charges, some of which include possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and illegally wearing/carrying/transporting a handgun upon public roads/parking lots.
After making payment of a $75,000 unsecured bond Wooding was released and he is awaiting a court hearing scheduled to take place on September 5.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a crime, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.