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More than 50 impaired drivers arrested over the weekend, drugs and loaded handguns recovered

Posted: 5:07 PM, Jun 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-11 13:10:46Z
Maryland State Troopers uncover guns and drugs

PIKESVILLE, Md. — Among the 3,800 traffic stops made over the weekend by Maryland State Troopers, 59 impaired drivers were arrested. Among the impaired drivers, troopers statewide recovered multiple loaded handguns and drugs.

During the traffic stops, two of the impaired drivers were additionally charged with illegally being in possession of a firearm, according to Maryland State Police. Officials say that a third loaded handgun was also recovered, and the driver was in possession of drugs.

In Frederick County, a handgun, along with 60 oxycodone pills, nine vials of crack cocaine, approximately 9 grams of heroin and two strips of suboxone, were recovered during a traffic stop, according to police.

In Anne Arundel County, approximately 12.5 grams of heroin were seized during a traffic stop.

In addition to the impaired driving arrests made, more than 2,700 citations, 2,631 warnings and 447 safety equipment repair orders were made.