On March 14 at 11:30 p.m., officers were conducting a parking lot check at a public boat ramp in the 1000 block of Marshall Hall Road in Bryans Road, MD when they observed several people and cars in the lot; the ramp and parking lot were closed at that time. While approaching the driver of one of the vehicles, officers observed a firearm case and suspected marijuana inside the car. Upon investigating further, officers located a loaded 9mm handgun inside the vehicle. Sebastian A. Santana-Garcia, 21, of Virginia, was arrested and charged with illegal transportation and possession of a firearm inside a vehicle. On March 15, Santana-Garcia was released by a district court commissioner from the detention center after paying 10% of a $1,500 bond. The investigation is ongoing.

Sebastian Santana-Garcia

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

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