Man Tries To Take Driving Test With Marijuana And Gun In Car

State Police arrested a man from Glen Burnie, Maryland at the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) Monday after an examiner smelled marijuana coming from his car.

22-year-old Reginald Wooding Jr. was next in line to take a driving test when the examiner caught the scent of cannabis wafting from the vehicle. She notified a trooper who went to investigate.

“An alert state employee who did the right thing,” Maryland State Police spokesperson Greg Shipley told WBAL.

Wooding said that he was using his mother’s car to take the test and voluntarily surrendered a small amount of cannabis in a bag to the trooper.

The suspicious trooper conducted a further search of the vehicle and discovered nearly a pound of marijuana, a loaded handgun with a thirty-round magazine in the glove compartment, and $15,000 in cash.

The officer arrested Wooding on various charges including engaging in a drug trafficking crime while transporting a firearm, possessing a firearm during a drug-related trafficking crime, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. According to WBAL, Wooding has a prior criminal justice record with assault and other drug-related offenses.

Wooding, who was released on $7,500 unsecured bond, is scheduled to appear in court on September 5 to face possible charges.