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Traffic stop leads to drug, gun arrest

April 10th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

On Saturday an officer of the Cumberland Police Department observed a vehicle commit several traffic violations.  A traffic stop was affected and contact was made with the driver, Jaron Watkins. Upon making contact with Watkins, the officer detected the odor of alcohol coming from Watkins’ person, as well as the odor of marijuana coming from inside of the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted.  The search yielded over 200 grams of packaged marijuana, and a loaded handgun. Watkins was placed under arrest and transported to central booking to await a bond hearing.  Watkins was released after posting $10,000 bail.


Jaron Lajaris-Jacob Watkins, age 28, Fairmont Heights, MD

Charges: Loaded handgun in vehicle, Handgun in vehicle, CDS distribution with firearm, Firearm/drug traffic crime, CDS poss. with intent to distribute, CDS poss. Marijuana over 10 grams