On June 22 at 7:21 p.m., officers initiated a traffic stop in the area of Smallwood Drive and Old Washington Road in Waldorf. As the officer approached the driver, he detected the strong odor of burnt cannabis. Further investigation revealed suspected cannabis and a loaded firearm inside the vehicle. The driver, Luis Manuel Nieto, 28, of Florida, was charged with transporting a loaded firearm in a vehicle. On June 23, a district court commissioner ordered Nieto could be released on a $3,000 unsecured bond. Officer Brown is investigating.

Luis Nieto Jr.

Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
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