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Two Arrested On Drug Charges During Pocomoke Traffic Stop

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POCOMOKE, Md. - A traffic stop on Sunday in Pocomoke, leads to the arrest of a Virginia fugitive.

Maryland State Police - Berlin say around 1:45 PM, a Trooper on patrol on Route 13 in Pocomoke, noticed a passenger in a black 2013 Nissan Altima not wearing a seat belt, and pulled it over, near Brantley Road.

According to the report, the driver was identified as 27-year-old Vashawn Walker, of New Jersey, but the passenger claimed that he didn't have identification on him. An investigation lead Police to identify the passenger as 31-year-old Thomas Richardson III, of Norfolk, Virginia, who was wanted in Virginia.

Police say they saw several criminal indicators, and smelled marijuana, so they searched the vehicle. During the search, Police say they found 121.2 grams of powdered cocaine in the air box of the engine compartment.

Both Walker and Richardson were arrested, and charged with possession and possession with intent to distribute cocaine and false statement. Richardson was additionally charged with fugitive other area. Walker is being held on $50,000 bond, while Richardson was held on $75,000 for the local charges, and without bond for the fugitive warrant.

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