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MDTA POLICE RECOVER GUNS AND DRUGS IN TWO TRAFFIC STOPS THIS WEEKEND

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June 24, 2019

 

MDTA POLICE RECOVER GUNS AND DRUGS

IN TWO TRAFFIC STOPS THIS WEEKEND

 

BALTIMORE, MD – On Sunday, June 23, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police made two arrests during traffic stops. In Baltimore County, a 41-year-old Baltimore man was arrested for illegally possessing a gun and drugs. In Charles County, a 38-year-old Baltimore man was arrested for possession of a loaded handgun and drugs.

 

At approximately 1:29 p.m., an MDTA Police Officer stopped 41-year-old Baltimore resident Dominic Chase on southbound I-95 in Baltimore County for speeding. Mr. Chase was driving a 2018 Nissan Rouge. During a subsequent probable cause search, officers located drugs and a loaded handgun. Further investigation revealed that Mr. Chase is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing a gun and ammunition. He was taken into custody without incident.

 

At approximately 2:57 p.m., an MDTA Police Officer stopped 38-year-old Baltimore resident Derrick Sessons on US 301 near the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial/Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton Bridge in Charles County for not having a front license plate. Mr. Sessons was driving a 2001 Lexus passenger car. During an ensuing probable cause search, officers located a loaded handgun and drugs. The handgun’s serial number was removed. He was taken into custody without incident.

 

The MDTA Police charged Chase with drug possession and weapons charges including possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony. Sessons was charged with illegally possessing a firearm, drug possession and removing the serial number from a firearm. Both were taken before a District Court Commissioner and are awaiting trial dates.

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