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STEPHEN MCDOWELL v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion to suppress evidence — Traffic stop

In the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, Stephen McDowell, appellant, was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of cocaine, second-degree assault, resisting arrest, failure to obey a lawful order of a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct, and destruction of evidence. Mr. McDowell moved to suppress drugs obtained and statements made by him following a traffic stop, arguing that he did not consent to a search and, if he did, such consent was not voluntarily given.

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