Suspect Arrested for Gun Possession, Drug-Related Offenses During Traffic Stop

Damien Fox | MCPD

A Holiday Alcohol Task Force officer arrested a suspect for possession of a handgun, drug related offenses and traffic offenses during a routine traffic stop on Nov. 24.

The 18-year-old suspect, Damien Fox of Clinton, was arrested and charged with criminal offenses of possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun by a prohibited person, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute it, and traffic offenses including driving without a license.

Around 9:44 p.m. Fox was stopped by a task force officer for several vehicle moving violations, police said in the press release. The officer identified Fox and found that Fox did not have a driver’s license. The officer then noted a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle in which Fox admitted he had with him.

Officers searched the vehicle and found a loaded handgun underneath the front passenger’s seat. A loaded magazine and marijuana packaged for distribution and other items indicative of drug distribution were found in the search as well.

Police say Fox is prohibited from owning a firearm due to prior criminal convictions.

Fox was arrested and transported to the Central Processing Unit. He is being held without bond.

 

Fox’s Gun | Montgomery County Police Department

 

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Sydney Bullock is a senior Multimedia Journalism major at the University of Maryland. You can reach her sbullock@mymcmedia.org or on twitter @sydxbull.

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