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Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Search of person

A jury sitting in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County convicted appellant, Tyrell Randolph, of illegal possession of a firearm with a felony conviction, illegal possession of a firearm, and illegal possession of ammunition. For illegally possessing a firearm with a felony conviction, the court sentenced Randolph to fifteen years’ incarceration, but suspended eight years. The first five years of the sentence was to be served without parole.

The court merged the conviction of illegal possession of a regulated firearm. Randolph received one year of incarceration for illegal possession of ammunition, to run concurrently with his other sentence. The charges arose from an encounter that Randolph had with the police in the parking lot of an apartment complex. At that time the police seized a handgun from a bookbag Randolph was carrying.

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