City of Takoma Park Police Department
* 7500 Maple Avenue * Takoma Park, Md 20912
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February 4, 2011 (12:55 p.m.)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chief Ronald A. Ricucci of the Takoma Park Police Department announces the arrest of Camille M. Covington, 25, of Washington, D.C., for possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) marijuana, two counts of possession of CDS paraphernalia and assault on a police officer.
On February 4, 2011, at approximately 12:39 a.m., Takoma Park Police conducted a traffic stop for a traffic violation in the 7400 block of New Hampshire Avenue. As officers approached the vehicle, an odor of marijuana emanated from the inside of the vehicle. A K-9 search was conducted which resulted in a positive alert for drugs in the vehicle. A search, incident to arrest, was conducted which yielded marijuana inside the vehicle. A search of the individuals inside the vehicle was conducted, which resulted in finding marijuana on Covington’s person. During the search, Covington became combative and assaulted the police officer.
Covington was arrested and charged accordingly. She was transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit.