On April 29 at 11:05 p.m., a patrol officer initiated traffic stop in the area of St. Charles Parkway and Kintore Road after observing a traffic violation. Upon contacting the occupants, the officer detected a strong odor of cannabis. Further investigation revealed a loaded firearm in possession of the passenger as well as suspected cannabis. Demonte Justin Blackwell, 26, of Waldorf, was arrested and charged with carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle and other related charges. On April 30, a district court commissioner ordered Blackwell could be released from the Charles County Detention Center on personal recognizance. Cpl. Morrison is investigating.

Demonte Blackwell

Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
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