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Seaford Man Arrested For Possessing Firearm, Drugs

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BERLIN, Md. - Maryland State Police say a traffic stop led to a drug and weapons arrest yesterday.

According to reports, around 11:42 PM, Trooper Marshall of the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack was on patrol when he observed a 1976 red Chevy Stingray Corvette bearing Delaware registration 41395, with a headlight out.

A traffic stop was reportedly initiated on the vehicle.  Police say the driver was identified by his Delaware driver's license as Raymond M. Cook of Seaford, DE.  Cook was reportedly asked to exit the vehicle in order to perform field sobriety tests, and was asked if he was in possession of any weapons.  Cook reportedly stated that he was carrying a gun attached to his hip and was immediately taken into custody. Police say they subsequently located a loaded .38 cal Taurus revolver that was in a brown holster attached to Cook's right hip.

Reports say further search of Cook's vehicle revealed 7.80 grams of marijuana and a smoking device located in the center console. Police say Cook was placed under arrest and transported to the Berlin Barrack for processing. A criminal history check of Cook was reportedly conducted and he was found to be prohibited from possessing a regulated firearm.

Cook was reportedly charged with knowingly possessing a regulated firearm after being convicted of a disqualifying crime, possessing ammunition after being prohibited, knowingly wear, carry and transport handgun in vehicle,  wear, carry and transport handgun in vehicle, 5. possession of marijuana, 6. possession of drug paraphernalia

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