Arrests made as Prince George Police uncover drugs, firearm during traffic stop

By: Michael Campbell | Twitter: @itsthesoup
Posted: Jan. 29, 2018 | 4:10 p.m.

PRINCE GEORGE – Three Northern Virginia men are behind bars in Prince George County’s Riverside Regional Jail after a traffic stop in the county yielded drugs and a firearm inside the vehicle they were all in.

According to Prince George Police, around 2 a.m. Monday morning, a county police officer conducted a routine traffic stop on a gray Nissan sedan in the 5500 block of U.S. Route 460, County Drive near Wells Station Road for a traffic violation.

Inside the vehicle were three men, later identified as 20-year-old Triangle, Va. resident Denard Farrish, Jr, 19-year-old Wilson Doswell IV and 20-year-old Isaiah Gordon, both of Dumfries, Va., and an unidentified female Lyft driver. During the traffic stop, police said evidence was presented that led to a search of the vehicle.

“The search of the vehicle, as well as the occupants, resulted in the recovery of approximately 3.4 lbs. of marijuana, packaging materials, a loaded 9mm handgun and ammunition,” authorities said in a statement Monday afternoon.

Along with the drugs, firearm, and ammunition, police said over $6,600 was seized. According to investigators, the three men were being taken from the Chesapeake area to the City of Petersburg.

All three men were taken into custody and transported to Riverside Regional Jail. No charges are being pursued at this time for the female Lyft driver, police confirmed.

Farrish, Doswell, and Gordon are all facing charges of possession or distribution of controlled paraphernalia, possession of firearms while in possession of certain controlled substances, and distribution or possession with intent to sell, give or distribute marijuana.

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