Man arrested on drug charges while waiting to take driver's license test

Aug 8, 2018

Things didn’t go quite as planned this week for a 22-year old Baltimore man. Maryland state police say Reginald Wooding Jr. was at the Glen Burnie MVA Monday, when a driver's license examiner smelled marijuana in Wooding's vehicle. 

She told a state trooper, who searched the car.  The search turned up a Glock handgun with a 30-round magazine, nearly a pound of marijuana and more than 15-thousand dollars in cash.  Wooding faces several drug trafficking and gun charges. She contacted a state trooper who was working an overtime assignment at the MVA.  The trooper confirmed the strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and investigated.  

A probable cause search led to the recovery of almost one 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.  Wooding was placed under arrest prior to his turn for the driving test.

Wooding was charged with engaging in a drug-trafficking crime while transporting a firearm, possessing a firearm during a drug-trafficking crime, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, unlawfully purchasing/receiving a detachable magazine with a capacity of more than ten rounds of ammunition, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, illegally wearing/carrying/transporting a handgun upon public roads/parking lots, wear/carry/transporting a handgun on his person, possession of marijuana, two counts of possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, possession of drug paraphernalia, and obliterating the identification number on a firearm.  After processing at the State Police Glen Burnie Barrack, Wooding was taken for an initial appearance before a court commissioner, where he was released on a $7,500 unsecured bond.