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RENALDO DEVINCENT THOMAS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Traffic stop

Appellant, Renaldo Devincent Thomas, was charged in the Circuit Court for Wicomico County, with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine and related offenses. Following a jury trial, appellant was convicted of possession of cocaine. The court sentenced him as a subsequent offender to eight years, consecutive to any other sentence then outstanding or unserved.

On appeal, appellant presents the following questions for the Court’s review: 1. Did the suppression court err by denying appellant’s motion to suppress evidence seized after an invalid car stop? 2. Was the evidence legally insufficient to sustain appellant’s conviction of possession of cocaine?

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