On January 20 at 3:15 p.m., detectives assigned to the Narcotics Enforcement Section (NES), with assistance from the Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET), served a search warrant at a home in the 8000 block of Gilroy Road in Nanjemoy as part of an ongoing investigation. Just prior to serving the warrant, the NET officers observed the subject of the investigation driving on Hawthorne Road. They initiated a traffic stop at which time NES detectives responded and recovered cocaine from his person. Detectives continued with the search warrant inside the home and recovered two handguns, two rifles, a shotgun and ammunition in addition to drug production equipment. A computer check revealed the suspect, Antwan Jovan Cole, 39, of Nanjemoy, is prohibited from possessing firearms due to a previous felony conviction. Cole was arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearms, illegal possession of ammunition, possession of drugs with the intent to distribute and other drug-related charges. On January 24, a judge ordered Cole could be released from the Charles County Detention Center as long as he meets the conditions for electronic monitoring.

Antwan Jovan Cole

Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
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