Traffic stop results in seizure of multiple guns
SALISBURY, Md. – Maryland State Police say a traffic stop led to the seizure of two guns, as well as marijuana, early Thursday morning.
Shortly before 1 AM Thursday, troopers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for an inoperable brake light, inoperable tag light, and a front passenger seat belt violation, in the Royal Farms parking lot at 101 N. Salisbury Blvd. While talking to the driver, the front seat passenger began making suspicious movements that led police attention to the back seat area of the vehicle, where they noticed the barrel of a rifle protruding out from underneath a sweatshirt.
Police then detained all three occupants and conducted a search of the vehicle. Inside the vehicle was a loaded KeltecSub 2000 .40 cal rifle, an SKS 7.62×39 rifle, and a jar of less than 10 grams of marijuana.
The passenger in possession of the marijuana, 23-year-old Jacorey Kevin Harmon, was issued a civil citation. The driver, 26-year-old Keondrae Tyrice Finney, was issued appropriate traffic citations.
Police also learned through further investigation that the rear seat passenger, 25-year-old Detravus Breon Upshur, was prohibited from possessing firearms.
All three were taken into custody and taken to the MSP Salisbury Barrack for processing and further investigation. Upshur was charged with numerous firearms violations.
Maryland State Police Public Information Officer Elena Russo said, “The public should be very pleased that our troopers were able to come across these individuals because we were not sure if they had a motive in mind. One of those rifles were found loaded.”