Three individuals, including one juvenile, were arrested Monday in Fredericksburg after the discovery of a variety of drugs, guns, and cash.
Officer Murphy was patrolling near the storefronts at Central Park Townhomes when he noticed that “large groups of people started dispersing quickly” as he approached, a statement from Fredericksburg Police says.
Murphy saw several individuals get into a vehicle, which reportedly had an equipment violation, prompting the officer to make a traffic stop on Fall Hill Avenue. After the vehicle stopped, and Murphy approached and looked inside, according to police, he identified the driver and immediately recognized the other occupants from previous encounters.
Murphy requested backup, and although the police statement says that probable cause for a search was established, it does not disclose what that probable cause consisted of.
However, upon searching the vehicle, FPD reportedly found three guns, one of which came back as reported stolen, according to the police statement. They also found approximately 210 fentanyl pills, 13 grams of crack, one pound of marijuana plus narcotic equipment and several thousand dollars.
Damari Kamonte Peyton, a 19-year-old from Fredericksburg, was arrested and charged with Schedule I/II drug possession with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond, correctional records show.
Jaquan Mincy, a 23-year-old Spotsylvania man, was charged with one misdemeanor for possession a concealed weapon. Court records show he was released on his own recognizance.
A juvenile, whose age or place of residence wasn’t disclosed, was charged with possession of a concealed weapon and possession with the intent to distribute Schedule I/II drugs, FPD reported.
This investigation is still active, and according to FPD, additional charges are pending.