DATE: October 13, 2021
CONTACT: Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658
On October 8 at 11:11 a.m., officers initiated a traffic stop in the area of Gallery Place. Upon approaching the car, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana. The driver and passenger exited the car at which time officers observed a handgun in the passenger’s waistband. The gun, a fully loaded 9mm with 11 rounds, was safely recovered. It was determined the passenger did not have a permit to carry the gun. Further, officers recovered 21 grams of suspected marijuana, a scale, and prescription narcotics. The passenger, D’Andre Bernard Curtis, 21, of Waldorf, was arrested and charged with illegally transporting a loaded firearm in a vehicle and illegally carrying a loaded firearm. On October 12, a judge released Curtis from the Charles County Detention Center on personal recognizance. The investigation is continuing and additional charges are pending.