A Reston, Va. man was arrested and charged with illegally possessing a 9 mm handgun that was loaded with seven hollow-point, radically-invasive projectile rounds.
Tensai Berha Newold Gebremariam, 26, also was charged with possessing marijuana and an undisclosed amount of cash.
On Dec. 18 at 8:53 p.m., Montgomery County Police saw a black Cadillac with a Virginia temporary registration traveling north on Georgia Avenue and Sligo Avenue. Officers stopped the vehicle when the driver went through a red light, they said.
According to police, the marijuana, a marijuana grinder and an empty handgun holster could be seen in plain view. When the officers had Gebremariam exit his car, he told them there was a loaded handgun in the car. Police found it in a backpack behind the passenger seat.
Another backpack containing about a half-pound of marijuana, a digital scale and cash also were found in the vehicle.
Gebremariam is being held without bound on multiple charges, including illegal possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.
His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 14 in Montgomery County District Court in Rockville.
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— Montgomery County Department of Police (@mcpnews) December 28, 2021