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On December 16 at 1:53 p.m., officers responded to a car crash in the 1200 block of Bannister Circle in Waldorf. Upon arrival, Pfc. P. Sadie observed a man running from one of the vehicles involved in the crash. A look out was broadcast and Officer B. Chambers, who was sitting stationary in the area of Bannister Circle and St. Ignatius Drive, observed a subject matching the description fleeing towards Hunt Place.

Upon making contact with the subject, officers detected a strong odor of marijuana. They found 115 grams of marijuana, two scales, packaging material, and a loaded 9mm handgun (which was reported stolen in Prince Georges County) in a bag the suspect was carrying.

Deshawn Marquez Credle, 20, of Clinton, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute illegal drugs and possession of a firearm. Officer Chambers investigated.

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