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Two Arrested After Traffic Stop Yields Counterfeit DVDs

(Belcamp, MD – April 3, 2008) — A Harford County Sheriff’s deputy conducting a traffic stop on Interstate 95 for a traffic offense found 1,600 illegally duplicated DVDs and illegal duplicating accessories.

On April 2, 2008 at approximately 6:30 pm, a Harford County Sheriff’s deputy was traveling south on Interstate 95 when he observed a silver mini van make an unsafe lane change, nearly colliding with another vehicle. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and identified the occupants as Doucoure Demba, 38, and Hadya Sow, 44, both of Manhattan, NY.

During the traffic stop both occupants seemed to be overly nervous which caused the deputy to investigate further. In addition, Demba produced a fictitious identification. A search of the vehicle revealed 1,600 illegally duplicated adult entertainment DVDs in the rear of the vehicle. The search further revealed illegal duplicating accessories which included 2,000 blank DVD disks, several hundred paper labels for current and not yet released movies, and approximately 1,900 DVD cases.

As a result, they were arrested and charged with illegally duplicating the DVDs and trademark counterfeiting. Demba and Sow are being held at the Harford County Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 bond.

News Release

April 03, 2008

Contacts:

  • Sgt. David Betz
    410-836-5403
  • Monica A. Worrell
    410-836-5463

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