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Hagerstown man wanted on probation violation arrested in N.J.

November 14, 2007|By ERIN JULIUS

A Hagerstown man was arrested Saturday in New Jersey and charged with entering the state while a fugitive from justice, according to a press release from police in Clinton Township, N.J.

Destini Allen, 26, was wanted by United States Marshals in Arlington, Va., for a violation of probation stemming from a prior cocaine charge, Lt. Ryan Melsky said.

Melsky recognized Allen as someone the Clinton Township Police Department arrested in March, he said.

Officers stopped a vehicle for speeding on Interstate 78 Saturday at 11:55 p.m.

An officer smelled marijuana and saw a bag containing suspected marijuana residue in a side-door pocket, officers alleged.

The driver told an officer his name was Kareem Omar Holmes, but after a search, the officer found the man's driver's license in his shoe, police said.

Allen was the driver, and he had $4,747.73 when he was arrested, police said.

Allen was charged with hindering apprehension, possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, driving an expired vehicle, driving an uninsured vehicle and speeding, police said.

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Allen was picked up Tuesday from the Hunterdon County, N.J., jail by U.S. Marshals, a jail spokesman said.

A New York man was in the car with Allen at the time of the traffic stop.

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