Fredericksburg Traffic Stop Leads to Major Drug Bust

Cleveland ParkerIn a routine patrol turned significant drug bust, Fredericksburg Police apprehended Cleveland Parker, a 40-year-old resident of Spotsylvania County, on the evening of March 15th, following a traffic violation that led to the discovery of multiple illegal substances. Officer D. Hibbitts initiated the stop at around 9:45 p.m. after observing a Honda Civic make an unauthorized left turn onto Fall Hill Avenue from the Forest Village Apartment Complex.

Upon interaction, Parker disclosed his suspended license status to Officer Hibbitts, who, suspecting drug-related activities, conducted a search of the vehicle. The search yielded a concerning array of drugs, including pressed fentanyl pills, MDMA, psilocybin (mushrooms), over an ounce of marijuana, and various drug paraphernalia, indicating not just possession but the intent to distribute.

The charges against Parker are substantial, encompassing possession with intent to distribute schedule I/II substances, including fentanyl, MDMA, and psilocybin, as well as possession of cocaine and marijuana beyond legal limits, driving on a revoked license, and failing to obey traffic signs.

Following the arrest, Parker was taken to the Rappahannock Regional Jail, where he is being held without bond. This arrest highlights the ongoing challenges law enforcement faces in combating drug distribution and underscores the importance of routine patrols in maintaining community safety and law enforcement.

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