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Traffic stop leads to arrest of armed robbery suspect in Harford County

Posted at 6:12 PM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 18:12:47-05

HARFORD COUNTY, Md. — An armed robbery suspect was arrested by Maryland State Police following a traffic stop.

27-year-old Lavonta Graham from Baltimore was initially charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana following the traffic stop.

On Wednesday at about 3:15 p.m., troopers were on patrol in the area of Brookside Drive at Treetop Drive in Edgewood.

According to a preliminary investigation, troopers witnessed a Honda Accord with illegal tinted windows speeding in the area, which led to a traffic stop of the vehicle.

During contact with the occupants, a probable cause search was conducted and suspected marijuana was found. Two occupants in the vehicle besides Graham were charged on a civil citation for possession of marijuana.

A warrant check conducted by troopers found that Graham was wanted for armed robbery in Baltimore County, along with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, illegal possession of a firearm and armed robbery in Baltimore City.

He was taken to the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack for processing.