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Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Traffic stop

Arnold Miles (hereafter “Miles”) was indicted in the Circuit Court for Wicomico County, Maryland, and charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of heroin. After his motion to suppress evidence was heard and denied, Miles entered a not guilty plea based on an agreed statement of facts and, as to both counts, was found guilty. Those counts were merged, and Miles was sentenced as a subsequent offender to twenty years, the first ten without possibility of parole.

In this appeal, one question is presented: Did the circuit court err in denying Miles’s motion to suppress?

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