On April 19 at 5:56 p.m., a patrol officer initiated a traffic stop in the area of Poston Drive at Piney Church Road after observing a traffic violation – the officer was working a traffic assignment funded by the Maryland Highway Safety Office grant focused on speed, moving violations, and distracted driving. Upon approaching the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana. Further investigation revealed suspected marijuana inside the car as well as a loaded handgun that had been reported stolen in Charles County. The driver, Myles George McCray, 20, of Waldorf, was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen firearm, illegal possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm in a vehicle, and other related charges. On April 20, a judge released McCray from the Charles County Detention Center on personal recognizance. Officer V. Karopchinsky is continuing the investigation.
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