While it is fair to say that no one wants to be pulled over for a traffic stop, in most cases that is all it is and after receiving a warning or a ticket, the driver will be on his or her way. This is not the way all of these traffic stops end however. The recent arrest of a Maryland man illustrates this.
A Maryland man was recently sentenced to nine years in prison -- to be followed by five years of supervised release -- on charges of cocaine distribution. The 43-year-old apparently conspired with other people to distribute five kilograms of cocaine. According to some of the evidence against the man, conversations about cocaine distribution were "overheard" by police. It is unclear if this was done through wiretapping or surveillance.