Parsonsburg traffic stop leads to recovery of loaded gun, drugs

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PARSONSBURG, Md. – A traffic stop Thursday afternoon led to the recovery of drugs and a loaded firearm.

At around 3:50 p.m., a trooper stopped a vehicle in the area of Morris Leonard Road and Walston Switch Road for a vehicle that was exceeding the speed limit. On contact with the driver, the trooper detected the odor of raw marijuana coming from inside the vehicle, and conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle. The suspect, identified as 27-year-old John Brusio, reportedly told the trooper that there was a firearm and controlled dangerous substances inside the vehicle.

Inside the vehicle, the trooper located an amount of Methadone tablets, suspected crack cocaine, cocaine, and a small amount of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia. Additionally, a fully loaded 9mm Ruger semi-automatic handgun was located under the driver’s seat.

Brusio was subsequently arrested and charged with possession of a loaded handgun in vehicle, possession of methadone, and possession of cocaine.

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