Police seize cocaine, over $22k in suspected drug money during traffic stop

1280 Msp Drug Bust

SALISBURY, Md. – A Salisbury man is behind bars after he was found in possession of cocaine and a large sum of money during a traffic stop late Thursday night.

At around 11:30 p.m., troopers with the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack were on patrol in the area of College Lane when they saw a vehicle traveling above a reasonable and prudent speed. The driver quickly approached the rear of the trooper’s patrol vehicle and had to maneuver their vehicle to avoid colliding with the patrol vehicle. During the driver’s evasive action in an attempt to avoid colliding with the patrol vehicle, the vehicle was reportedly turned towards a center concrete barrier wall, causing the driver to swerve to avoid a collision.

The trooper subsequently stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver, identified as 25-year-old Jabre Hankerson. During the stop, the trooper observed signs that Hankerson was driving under the influence of alcohol, and initiated field sobriety tests. He was placed under arrest a short time later.

A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of 116 grams of cocaine and $22,333 in cash.

Hankerson is currently being held without bond for possession of the Schedule II drug, cocaine, with the intent to distribute, as well as DUI/DWI but refused an evidentiary breath test.

Categories: Crime, Local News, Maryland