FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 12, 2017
MDTA POLICE RECOVER A STOLEN GUN AND MARIJUANA DURING TWO TRAFFIC STOPS
IN BALTIMORE CITY
BALTIMORE, MD - On Thursday, Jan. 11, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police made two arrests during traffic stops in Baltimore City - a New York man was arrested for having approximately eight pounds of marijuana in his vehicle and a Baltimore man was arrested for possession of a loaded handgun and marijuana.
At approximately 11:10 a.m., an MDTA Police Officer stopped 33-year- old New Rochelle N.Y. resident Oshaine Anthony Mitchell on southbound I-95 in Baltimore City for failing to obey a properly placed traffic-control device. Mitchell was driving a 2011 Nissan Maxima. During a subsequent consent search, officers located approximately eight pounds of marijuana. Mitchell was taken into custody without incident.
At approximately 6:10 p.m., an MDTA Police Officer stopped 32-year-old Baltimore resident Alton Herron Wallace on an exit ramp from I-895 to Moravia Road in Baltimore City for using a handheld phone while the vehicle was motion. Wallace was driving a 2018 Dodge Caravan. During a subsequent probable cause search, officers located a loaded handgun and marijuana.
The MDTA Police charged Mitchell with possession with the intent to distribute CDS. Wallace was charged with possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony, possession of a stolen firearm, prohibited from possessing ammunition, knowing transporting a handgun in a vehicle, transporting a handgun on their person and possession of CDS marijuana.
After processing, officers transported Mitchell and Wallace to Baltimore Central Intake Facility for an appearance before the District Court Commissioner.