On August 13, 2022, at 1:57pm, Officer Varacalli conducted a vehicle stop at S. Sproul Road and Reed Road after observing multiple vehicle code violations from a Honda sedan. Officer Varacalli made contact with the operator and Joseph DOUGHERTY who was seated in the front passenger seat. Officer Varacalli detected an odor of marijuana emanating from within the vehicle. The operator gave Officer Varacalli consent to search the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, Officer Varacalli located a book bag on the passenger floor that DOUGHERTY identified as his. Inside the backpack, Officer Varacalli located suspected marijuana, prescription pills, a white powdery substance, drug paraphernalia, and a loaded Springfield XD .45ACP firearm with an obliterated serial number. DOUGHERTY was placed under arrest and charged accordingly.