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Traffic Stop Turns into Drug Arrest for Reston Man

by Karen Goff December 10, 2015 at 10:30 am 41 Comments

Fairfax County Police A traffic stop ended in a scuffle with police and drug charges for a 27-year-old Reston man Tuesday night.

An officer made a traffic stop for an expired license plate and no state inspection in the 1500 block of North Village Road about 10:57 p.m.

As the officer approached the car on foot, she said she detected a strong smell of burning marijuana. She asked the driver to step out of the vehicle and when he did, the driver locked the door and put the car keys in his pocket and became uncooperative and belligerent with the officer, police said.

Backup officers arrived and attempted to take the suspect into custody for obstruction of justice, but he physically resisted. An officer deployed a taser “Drive Stun” mode to gain compliance. The suspect was then arrested without further incident. There were no injuries.

The vehicle was searched incident to the arrest and suspected marijuana and cocaine was seized from the vehicle and from the suspect.

The suspect, Ty Connor Allen, 27, of Waterfront Road in Reston, was transported to the Adult Detention Center and charged with obstruction of justice, possession of marijuana, and possessing a chemical unlawfully received.

  • sheik yerbouti

    who needs a warrant when you can just taze someone into submission.

    • Mike M

      Who needs to be driving around Reston smoking a joint?

      • La

        Ty Connor Allen lol

      • Chuck Morningwood

        That might be the only viable strategy for surviving the coming gridlock.

      • Ming the Merciless

        Pro Tip: if you want to do that, make sure your license plate and inspection tags are up to date.

    • Scott H

      I’m pretty supportive of 4th amendment protections and find checkpoints highly objectionable, but you know what you don’t have a right to do? Smoke marijuana and refuse to comply with lawful requests from the police. Grow up!

      • sheik yerbouti

        The article fails to mention if a K-9 unit was called up to smell the drugs, it also fails to mention drugs were in plain site inside the car, or visible on person. I am pretty sure police need more than “I think you smell like weed” to tear apart a car, you might be a tad grumpy when you tell the cop no you cant search my car and they pull out a taser and start shocking you in “Drive Stun” mode…

        • Law

          “She asked the driver to step out of the vehicle and when he did, the driver locked the door and put the car keys in his pocket and became uncooperative and belligerent with the officer”

          Exactly what more do you need to know? No K9, dosen’t matter if it was plan site or not. Probable cause was established.

          • JoeInReston

            I don’t believe locking the door is grounds for probable cause. I once saw a know-your-rights video that recommended locking your door. Probable cause was likely generated from the smell of weed.

            And obviously, even if you believe that an officer’s actions are violating your rights, you best move is to comply as ordered, while noting that your not consenting, and work the perceived injustice through the courts. No advantage can be gained, legally or physically, by physical altercation.

          • Why do you bother?

            I’m on your side, but you’re missing the real point – FIRST the officer smelled MJ, THEN told him to step out.

        • Scott H

          You’re actually wrong. The smell of burning marijuana (or alcohol) is probable cause and sufficient to subject a driver to further scrutiny.
          It didn’t say that the police searched the car. It says the officer smelled weed, asked the driver to get out of the vehicle for scrutiny, and he locked the doors. The tasting came after they got him out if the car and he continued to not comply in a beligerant manner.

          • Ming the Merciless

            I thought pot was supposed to make people all calm and mellow…

    • Scott H

      I’m pretty supportive of 4th amendment protections and find checkpoints highly objectionable, but you know what you don’t have a right to do? Smoke marijuana and refuse to comply with lawful requests from the police. Grow up!

  • Sec8

    At least it wasn’t another Section 8 resident out mugging people on the RA trails again.

    • La

      What an ignorant statement I hAve sec8 I work full time I don’t know which trail you speak of but check your facts before you speak about a group as a whole

      • Sec8

        I speak of the RA trail in Hunters Woods where the Section 8 dwellers sell drugs and rob pedestrians and bicyclists. Is that precise enough for you, or do you need me to pinpoint the location on google maps and support it with police incident articles?

        • La

          Actually I’m at work all day and then go home to my family so I don’t have time to worry about a path that I never travel

          • Govvie

            For someone that works all day you certainly spend a lot of time on RestonNow. Let me guess, Government work?

          • La

            Yes if you must know and what do you do blog?

          • Govvie

            It dosen’t matter to you what I do – all that matters you you is I pay my entire mortgage from my income. A percentage of the rest of my income goes to your rent. You’re welcome for that – please keep working hard at the government job…

          • Richard

            Not willing to answer your own question? That says a lot. Are you a Medicare-using, social-security sapping, ROTH IRA capital-gains avoiding sycophant?

          • Richard

            I’ve been traveling those same paths at day and night for 38 years. Haven’t been mugged yet.

          • Richard

            Oh, wait. This older girl tried to steal my video game money ($0.50) in the pool arcade at the Community Center in about 1983. I stabbed her in the foot with my umbrella and ran. Does that count?

          • Why do you bother?

            Seriously, La, by responding to him, we’re encouraging him. I suggest we all simply ignore him.

        • La

          And how do you know they have section 8 have you asked of course not you would much rather speak of assumptions and when you assume you make an ass out of yourself

  • La

    Let’s see how many people blame the metro, low income dwellers or south Reston

    • CE

      Troll.

      • La

        Oh thank you

        • Troll Troler

          You called?

      • Why do you bother?

        I think you meant Sec8.

  • tattler

    Appears to be a chronic user. Has another arrest for MJ back in 2014.

    • Nyla J.

      A chronic user is right.

  • Anonymous

    As I tell family and friends – never give the police a reason to pull you over like expired tags. Easily taken care of and he probably would have avoided this whole situation.

  • La

    If you notice when crime happens the comments on here all day the same thing section 8 dwellers metro riders and so on I was merely stating let’s see what the comments are today

    • Ming the Merciless

      If the commenters say the same things about crime every day, it is because the crimes that happen every day are so often committed by people who have a common set of characteristics.

      It is actually remarkable when the criminal, like this one, does not fit the usual pattern.

      It is not at all remarkable that liberals think that one person who does not fit the pattern disproves the existence or importance of the pattern. One cannot expect logic or reason from those who are enslaved to raw emotion.

      • La

        Liberals meaning blacks? I’m confused as to why you keeping using liberals

        • Ming the Merciless

          Most blacks are liberals, but many liberals are not black. Does that resolve your confusion?

      • Jason Rub

        you’re so sad all the time man

        • Ming the Merciless

          By no means! I am very happy, especially when I bring enlightenment to my deluded subjects.

    • Sec8

      This is the first crime reported on RestonNow this week that wasn’t committed by a Section 8 dweller. Also in this crime, nobody got hurt. Unlike the elderly woman who’s home was broken into, or the man who was mugged at gun point walking down Glade.

  • Steve

    While everyone interprets the set of facts presented here, it is important to stress that there probably was a dashcam video of this arrest that will establish what happened and why.

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