Percy Alexander Martin, Jr., 27, of Dumfries Credit: Charles County Sheriff's Office

A routine traffic stop in Waldorf led to the arrest of Percy Alexander Martin, Jr., 27, of Dumfries, for drug distribution and gun charges.

According to Officer J. Gordon, on March 5 at around 1:21 a.m., a vehicle was pulled over on Middletown Road and McDaniel Road in Waldorf for speeding. Upon approaching the driver, the officer detected the smell of marijuana. A subsequent vehicle search uncovered a loaded handgun and over 500 grams of marijuana, packaged for distribution and other drug paraphernalia.

Martin was taken into custody and charged with CDS distribution with a firearm and other related gun charges. On March 6, Martin appeared before a judge who ordered his release on personal recognizance.

This arrest is a reminder of the dangers posed by drug trafficking and illegal possession of firearms. The Charles County Sheriff’s Office works tirelessly to keep our communities safe.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/EditorEditor-in-Chief

David M. Higgins II is an award-winning journalist passionate about uncovering the truth and telling compelling stories. Born in Baltimore and raised in Southern Maryland, he has lived in several East...

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