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Charles County Sheriff's Office

Patrol Officer Locates Loaded Firearm and Narcotics during Traffic Stop

DATE: July 12, 2021                  

CONTACT: Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

On July 11 at 11:30 p.m., officers initiated a traffic stop in the area of Vivian Adams Drive and Leonardtown Road in Waldorf after observing a traffic violation. Officers located a loaded 9mm “ghost” gun from the driver’s waistband. In addition, they found 100 grams of marijuana, prescription narcotics, a scale, and drug distribution paraphernalia. Dillon Reid David Malave, 24, of Fort Washington, was charged with illegal possession of a firearm, possession of drugs with the intent to distribute, and other related charges. Officer Shelton is investigating.

Dillon Reid David Malave

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