At around 4pm on March 13, Raymond Demarie Kent, 23, and Deandre Lamar Wash, 25, were stopped by patrolling Alameda Police Department officers. While the arresting officers’ report noted that the two “were contacted during a consensual encounter,” the specific reasons that incited police interest were not stated.
Officers searched Mr. Kent due to his parole status and found suspected cocaine base for sale. As stated in the police report, officers then searched Wash “due to the fact that his person/veh[icle] smelled of marijuana…Upon search, officers felt a suspicious powdery substance in [Wash’s] groin area.”
Kent then fled from officers while handcuffed, but was detained nearby.
Both men were charged with possession of cocaine for sale.