The Case of the Dimwit Drug Dealer: Reginald Wooding Jr. Used Momma’s Car to Take Driver’s License Test; Brought Along His Cash, Gun, and Drugs
GLEN BURNIE, MD – How dumb can a drug dealer be? It takes a certain amount of skill, trickery, and salesmanship to become a successful drug dealer – then again – most of a drug dealers’ customers aren’t exactly rocket scientists, as, after all, they are buying the drugs to use to make their minds boggle even more than takes place normally.
This is the story of a drug dealer who might want to consider another line of work.
Maryland State Police Spokesman Greg Shipley reports that on Aug. 6, 2018, Reginald D. Wooding Jr., 22, of 1203 N. Augusta Ave., Baltimore, Md., was waiting in line in his mother’s car to take his driving test at the MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration in Glen Burnie.
Police say that an MVA driver’s license examiner became suspicious when she smelled what she thought was the aroma of whacky tobaccy coming from Wooding’s momma’s and contacted a state trooper who was working an overtime assignment at the MVA.
The trooper confirmed the strong odor of marijuana wafting from Wooding’s car which led to a search of the vehicle which led to the discovery of one pound of marijuana, a scale, more than $15,000 in suspected drug-related money and a 9mm Glock handgun with a loaded 30-round magazine.
Wooding was placed under arrest prior to his turn for the driving test. That’s right, this bozo lost $15,000 in cash, his pot, his gun, his scale and a temporary setback in his multi-level marketing business and he didn’t even get his daggone driver’s license. Now that is one silly fool.
Wooding was charged by Maryland State Trooper Daniel Wynne with more than a dozen counts of drug dealing, gun-toting and possession charges related to his drug sales business – as well as filing off the numbers of his gun.
The charges are: engaging in a drug-trafficking crime while transporting a firearm, possessing a firearm during a drug-trafficking crime, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, unlawfully purchasing/receiving a detachable magazine with a capacity of more than ten rounds of ammunition, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, illegally wearing/carrying/transporting a handgun upon public roads/parking lots, wear/carry/transporting a handgun on his person, possession of marijuana, two counts of possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia, possession of drug paraphernalia, and obliterating the identification number on a firearm.
Just in case the reader isn’t aware that the Maryland system of providing public defenders includes providing free attorneys for drug dealers and the screening process to determine eligibility needs to be thrown out and a new system implemented, then this story might make you furious enough to call your lawmaker from your district.
After processing at the Maryland State Police Glen Burnie Barrack, Wooding was taken for an initial appearance before a court commissioner, where he was released on a $7,500 unsecured bond. Wooding was issued a Public Defender Eligibility Certificate in spite of the fact that his loose cash when he was arrested included several thousand dollars.
While those seized funds won’t be available to Wooding to use to pay for an attorney, the fact that he had thousands of dollars on hand and that he was immediately released from jail, indicates that he will be right back on the streets selling enough dope to pay for his own attorney.
Charges of driving without a permit fleeing and eluding a police officer filed on Dec. 15, 2016, in Baltimore City Circuit Court were dumped by the Baltimore City States Attorney Marilyn Mosby on Feb. 2, 2017.
Wooding entered a guilty plea to a drug-dealing charge in Baltimore City Circuit Court on Sept. 23, 2016, and in a plea deal with the Baltimore City States Attorney Marilyn Mosby was given a verdict of Probation Before Judgement with a fine of $100. In both of these two cases, Wooding didn’t opt for a free attorney; instead, he hired Roland Brown of Baltimore City, who arranged the easy plea deals.