On April 2 at 1:38 a.m., a patrol officer initiated an investigation into a suspicious vehicle that was found parked after-hours near businesses in the 11900 block of Acton Lane in Waldorf. As the officer approached the vehicle, he detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. One of the vehicle’s occupants, age 17, was found to be in possession of 23 grams of marijuana and a loaded firearm with a fully loaded 30-round magazine in his coat pocket. The occupant was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm, possession of a drugs, and other related charges. Officer Butler is investigating.

Diane Richardson
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