DUI Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of Four Loaded Guns and Almost 800 Pills - Southern Maryland Headline News

DUI Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of Four Loaded Guns and Almost 800 Pills

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MECHANICSVILLE, Md. (Aug. 10, 2016)—Troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack stopped a Charles County man for impaired driving early yesterday morning which led to the seizure of four guns, almost 800 prescription pills and a felony arrest.

The accused is identified as Michael Laciny, 50, of the 3100 block of Saint Peters Church Road in Waldorf. Laciny is charged with two felony handgun charges, CDS possession not marijuana, CDS possession with intent to distribute, CDS possession of paraphernalia and DUI. Laciny was transported to the Saint Mary's County Court Commissioner's office.

At 9:30 a.m. yesterday morning, troopers from the Leonardtown Barrack received a 9-1-1 call from a motorist reporting a reckless and possibly intoxicated driver traveling on MD Rt. 5 in St. Mary's County. The caller reported the suspect was driving a blue cargo truck bearing Maryland registration.

Within minutes, a trooper spotted the vehicle in the 27000 block of Three Notch Road. Laciny appeared to be sleeping in the driver seat, with the vehicle engine running.

As the trooper approached the driver's side window, a very strong odor of alcohol was detected. Further investigation led troopers to the arrest of Laciny for suspected impaired driving. A further search of the vehicle revealed four loaded handguns almost 800 prescription pills.

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