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Written by Kye Parsons

Cambridge Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Bust

03/28/2006

CAMBRIDGE- The Cambridge police say a car filled with more than 150 air fresheners did not stop a K-9 dog from detecting a stash of illegal drugs during an early Monday morning traffic stop.

The police say that at 12:44 a.m., officers clocked a 1993 Cadillac traveling eastbound on Route 50 at 50 mph in a 35 mph speed zone. The police say officers stopped the car on Route 50 at Washington Street  and identified the driver as 21-year-old Jerry Dwitt Calixte of the 12000 block of Queens Grant Driev in Princess Anne. 

The police say Calixte was driving on a suspended and expired driver's license. The police say the officers detected a small amount of suspected marijuana inside the passenger's compartment and Calixte was arrested. The police say that K-9 "Boris" was brought in to conduct a drug scan outside the Cadillac, at which time the dog alerted that there was the presence of contraband on the front grille of the vehicle.

The police say a search of this area was conducted, and officers located between the hood and insulation of the vehicle a plastic shopping bag that was found to contain 24 grams of suspected marijuana, eight ecstacy tablets and a loated .380 semi-automatic pistol with the serial number rubbed off the handle.

The police say that K-9 Boris was able to detect this contraband despite Calixte's efforts to mask the scent of the substances with more than 150 air freshener deoderizers inside the passenger's compartment and trunk of the vehicle. The police also located 3 grams of suspected crack cocaine and $486 in currency on Calixte's person.

The police charged Calixte with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of ecstasy with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of ecstacy, possession of a firearm during drug trafficking, transporting a firearm while engaged in drug trafficking, obliterating the identification number on a firearm, carrying a handgun, use of a handgun during the commission of a felony, driving while suspended and driving with a suspended driver's license.

Calixte was locked up in the Dorchester County Detention Center on $50,000 bond.

 

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