On March 22 at 6:41 a.m., a patrol officer initiated a traffic stop in the 3600 block of Leonardtown Road after observing a registration violation. Upon approaching the driver, the officer detected the strong odor of burnt marijuana. Further investigation revealed the driver was in possession of a Polymer 80 firearm – the gun does not have a serial number – a fully loaded magazine, and suspected marijuana. The driver, Craig Matthew Wilkerson, 30, of Waldorf, was arrested and charged with transporting a firearm in a vehicle, possession of a firearm without a serial number, and driving a vehicle without current registration, insurance, and suspended registration. On March 22, a district court commissioner released Wilkerson from the Charles County Detention Center on personal recognizance. Sgt. J. Morales investigated.

Craig Wilkerson

Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
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