Gaithersburg Police Finds Loaded Revolver Without Serial Number During Traffic Stop

by MCS Staff

On January 18, 2023, a Gaithersburg Police Department patrol officer observed a white Mercedes traveling on S Summit Avenue with an expired registration plate. A traffic stop was initiated and upon speaking with the driver, the officer smelled the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. The officer inquired with the driver if there was anything illegal in the vehicle and the driver advised there was a handgun inside. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed a loaded Ruger revolver in the front driver door pocket. Upon inspection of the revolver, officers observed the serial number had been removed. The driver, a 27-year-old, male from Silver Spring, MD was arrested and charged with the following:

· Loaded handgun in vehicle;
· Loaded handgun on person;
· Handgun in vehicle;
· Knowingly altering a firearm identification number; and
· Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS): Possession of paraphernalia

Information per Gaithersburg Police


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