Feds Charge Germantown Man With Drug & Weapons Offenses

Authorities say he sold drugs and firearms to an undercover police officer.

Gaithersburg, Md. (KM) – Federal drug and gun charges have been filed against a Germantown man. The US Attorney’s Office for Maryland says Dwight Luis Clarke, 31,  has been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, distribution of drugs, and possession of a firearm in the commission of a drug trafficking crime.

Federal authorities say Clarke allegedly sold drugs and firearms to an undercover Montgomery County Police Officer, including some “ghost guns.” On three separate occasions, The US Attorney’s Office  says Clarke sold the undercover cop 46 grams of crack cocaine; several gel caps with a suspected heroin-fentanyl mixture; two semi-automatic privately made firearms or “ghost guns;” one Smith & Wesson .22-caliber AR-style pistol; one Walther .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol; one 2-round extended magazine loaded with one 9-millimeter cartridge; one AR style extended magazine loaded with three 22-caliber cartridges; and one ammunition box containing 95 22LR caliber cartridges.;

A federal criminal complaint was filed against Clarke on March 4th . He was arrested on Monday, March 7th.

Clarke is being held awaiting trial.

By Kevin McManus