On December 5 at 4:20 p.m., officers assigned to the Neighborhood Enforcement Team initiated a traffic stop in the 2200 block of Crain Highway. Upon approaching the vehicle, officers detected a strong odor of cannabis. Further investigation revealed the occupants were in possession of a loaded firearm without a serial number. Jeffery Allen Fenwick, 18, of Indian Head, and Christopher Jamari Paris, 18, of Washington, D.C., were arrested and charged with illegal possession of a regulated firearm, possession of a firearm without a serial number, handgun on person, and other related charges. On December 6, a district court commissioner released Fenwick and Paris from the Charles County Detention Center on an unsecured $5,000 bond. The investigation is continuing.

Diane Richardson
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