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DENNIS EDMONDS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Statements to police

On April 13, 2019, appellant Dennis Edmonds was sitting in the driver’s seat of his parked vehicle when he was approached by a police officer. During the ensuing encounter, Edmonds admitted that he had cocaine in the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle and Edmonds’s person revealed cocaine and other contraband. Edmonds was arrested and charged, in the Circuit Court for Howard County, with possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Prior to trial, Edmonds filed a motion to suppress the evidence seized from his vehicle and person and to suppress his statements regarding the cocaine.

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