13 pounds of crack found during stop of car on I-95

July 14, 1999|By Dail Willis | Dail Willis,SUN STAFF

A Maryland State Police trooper found more than 13 pounds of crack cocaine in a car on Interstate 95 yesterday, authorities said.

Trooper Raymon D. Bond said he stopped a 1991 silver Lincoln Town Car traveling south on Interstate 95 about 11 a.m. yesterday in Harford County because the driver was not wearing a seat belt.

Bond said the driver gave him a fictitious license and could not tell him whose name was on the car's registration. The trooper asked to search the car and the driver agreed, state police said.

"There was a hidden compartment built inside the trunk," Bond said yesterday. "It had an electronically controlled trapdoor." Bond said he found the compartment by lifting out the car's back seat, and saw seven packages wrapped in duct tape in the secret compartment.

The packages held 13 pounds and 2 ounces of crack cocaine, Bond said, making it one of the largest drug finds of the year along I-95. He estimated the street value of the drug at $100,000 to $120,000.

McKenly Richard Suggs, 27, of the 100 block of Isabella Ave. in Newark, N.J., was charged with drug possession, intent to distribute and smuggling, according to state police. He was also accused of failure to wear a seat belt, possession of a fake driver's license and driving on a suspended license. He remained in state police custody yesterday.

Pub Date: 7/14/99

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