On June 17 at 9:05 p.m., a patrol officer initiated a traffic stop on Crain Highway in Waldorf after observing a traffic violation. Upon approaching the car, the officer detected the strong odor of cannabis. A computer check showed the driver had a suspended driver’s license. Further investigation revealed more than 44 grams of suspected cannabis inside the car as well as a loaded firearm. The driver, Malik Tyrone Love, 23, of Oxon Hill, was arrested and charged with possession of a loaded firearm, possession of cannabis, and other related charges. On June 18, a district court commissioner released Love from the Charles County Detention Center on personal recognizance. Officer Knutsen is investigating.

Malik Love

Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
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