Officer Recovers Loaded Firearm and Suspected Drugs during Traffic Stop
DATE: September 9, 2021
CONTACT: Diane Richardson
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On September 6 at 2:31 p.m., a patrol officer initiated a traffic stop on Popes Creek Court near Piscataway Court in La Plata for an equipment violation. During the stop, the officer located a fully loaded handgun, with the serial number filed off, and suspected marijuana. The driver, Tabari Jovan Cole, 21, of Waldorf, was arrested and charged with having a loaded firearm in a vehicle, knowingly altering a firearm, and illegally transporting a loaded handgun in a vehicle. Officer Kerlin made the arrest.
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