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Reginald Wooding Jr, 22, was trying to take his driver's test when he was arrested on Monday after police searched his mom's car
A Maryland man, who was trying to take his driver's test, was arrested on Monday after police allegedly found drugs, a loaded gun and $15,000 in his mother's car.
Reginald Wooding Jr, 22, was waiting in line to take his driver's exam at the MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration in Glen Burnie on Monday.
A driver’s license examiner became suspicious when she smelled what she thought was marijuana coming from the vehicle that was about to be used for the test, according to a statement released by the Maryland State Police.
She reported her concern to a state trooper who was on-duty at the agency.
The trooper then confirmed the strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and investigated.
During a search of the vehicle, officers said they found nearly a pound of marijuana, a scale, more than $15,000 in suspected drug-related money and a 9mm Glock handgun with a loaded 30-round magazine.
Officers then arrested Wooding at the scene before he could take his exam.
Wooding was hit with multiple charges, including engaging in a drug-trafficking crime while transporting a firearm, possessing a firearm during a drug-trafficking crime and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
MSP Maj Greg Shipley said Wooding was using using his mother's car for the test and that he voluntarily handed over the marijuana.
Shipley commended the driver's license examiner, saying 'an alert state employee who did the right thing'.
Wooding was released on a $7,500 unsecured bond. He is set to appear in court in September.
It's unclear if his mother will face any charges.
During the search of the vehicle, officers said they found nearly a pound of marijuana, a scale and more than $15,000 (pictured) in suspected drug-related money
Wooding was released on a $7,500 unsecured bond. He is set to appear in court in September. Pictured is the marijuana that police allegedly found inside the vehicle