Traffic Stop Turns into Drug Arrest for Reston Man

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.

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