On October 20 at 7:54 p.m., officers responded to a grocery store in the 190 block of St. Patrick’s Drive about a complaint of loitering and possible drug activity–this was the second time officers responded; the suspects fled the first time.

As officers detained one of the suspects, another suspect approached, assaulted the officer, and fled. The detained suspect was found to have a loaded semi-automatic firearm with an obliterated serial number, a scale, drug-packaging materials, and a half pound of marijuana. Officers consulted with the State’s Attorney’s Office.

The suspect, age 16, was charged as an adult with possession of a firearm, possession with the intent to distribute drugs, illegally possessing a firearm, and other related charges.  

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Officer Guntow at 301-609-3282 ext. 0712. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by the P3Intel mobile app.

The investigation is ongoing. 

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...

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