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Traffic Stop Results in Arrest

January 29th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

A traffic stop by a Cumberland Police officer on N. Mechanic Street, along with a K-9 alert for a Controlled Dangerous Substance, resulted in the area of N. Mechanic Street being shut down for few hours this afternoon. The officer had stopped a motor vehicle after observing an equipment violation. A K-9 officer was summoned to the area and conducted a scan of the vehicle. A free air sniff from the K-9 resulted in a positive alert and the operator was removed from the vehicle at that time. A small amount of methamphetamine was located inside the vehicle. Further information was developed that a “one pot” used to manufacture methamphetamine was possibly in the trunk area of the vehicle. Due to the volatile nature of the possible substance, the area was closed off for the safety of the public. The Western Maryland Clandestine Lab Team and Cumberland Fire Department responded to the scene. Remnants of a portable meth lab, which was found to be inert, was located inside the trunk area. Evidence was collected and the area was reopened after the scene was made safe.. The case is under investigation and further information will be released, as it becomes available.

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