Salisbury, MD – The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office has Charged Two Suspects, Amilcar Carranza-Garcia and Muhammad Abbas, for Drug and Weapons Violations.
On July 4th, 2022, deputies from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office Motor Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle operated by Muhammad K Abbas for speed violations.
Upon contacting Abbas and the other three occupants, deputies detected an overwhelming odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle’s passenger compartment. All occupants were removed from the vehicle, and a probable cause search was conducted.
An amount of marijuana greater than 10 grams, a digital scale, and a Glock 9mm handgun fitted with a high-capacity magazine was located during the search.
The handgun was in a fanny pack on the rear seat where Amilcar Carranza-Garcia was seated.
Abbas and Carranza-Garcia were placed under arrest and transported to the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office for processing. The remaining occupants were released without charges.
Abbas was issued a Criminal Citation and released at the Sheriff’s Office. Carranza-Garcia was transported to the Wicomico County Detention Center.
Possession of a Firearm by a Minor
Detachable Magazine Over 10 Rounds
Handgun on Person
Handgun in Vehicle
Muhammad Khawar Abbas
(no booking photo, released on criminal citation)
Possession of Marihuana Greater than 10 Grams
Possession of CDS Paraphernalia
Amilcar Carranza-Garcia was taken before the District Court of Maryland Commissioner on July 4, 2022, and was ordered to be held without bond. On July 5, 2022, he was taken before a District Court of Maryland Judge for a bond review and again ordered to be held without bond.
Those individuals mentioned in this news brief are charged with a crime and are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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