Traffic Stops Leads Troopers To Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect In Harford County
(EDGEWOOD, MD) – Maryland State Police arrested an armed robbery suspect following a traffic stop Wednesday in Harford County.
The suspect, Lavonta Graham, 27, of Baltimore, Maryland, was initially charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana following the traffic stop. A warrant check conducted by troopers discovered that Graham was wanted for armed robbery in Baltimore County, along with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, illegal possession of a firearm and armed robbery in Baltimore City. He was transported to the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack for processing.
Shortly before 3:15 p.m. on Feb. 5, troopers from the Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division’s Firearms Enforcement Unit were on patrol in the area of Brookside Drive at Treetop Drive in Edgewood, Maryland. According to a preliminary investigation, troopers witnessed a Honda Accord with illegal tinted windows speeding in the area, which led to a traffic stop of the vehicle.
During contact with the occupants, a probable cause search was conducted and suspected marijuana was located. Two occupants in the vehicle besides Graham were charged on a civil citation for possession of marijuana.
The Maryland State Police Criminal Enforcement Division – Firearms Enforcement Unit consists of sworn troopers who are tasked with working throughout the state to identify, infiltrate and dismantle firearm-related violence. The unit is among one of many state agencies committed to combating violent crime in Maryland.
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