Md. State Police Charge Two With Gun Offenses

They were arrested this week in Montgomery County  following two separate traffic stops.

Rockville, Md (KM) Maryland State Police in Rockville made two arrests on gun charges following two separate incidents this week. .

In one, Devin Jones, 21, of Germantown, was arrested on Thursday morning following a vehicle crash on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway at University Boulevard. Troopers say they conducted a probable cause search on Jones’ vehicle, and found a ghost gun. He is charged with illegal possession of a handgun, illegal possession of a handgun in a vehicle, and related offenses. Jones was transported to the Montgomery County Detention Center. He was released after posting a $16,000 bond.

On Wednesday afternoon, State Police conducted a traffic stop on Piney Branch Road south of Ray Drive in Silver Spring for a vehicle with suspected illegally tinted windows. Troopers say they observed illegal drugs in the vehicle. They conducted a search, and located a handgun which had been reported stolen from South Caroling.

They arrested Robel Habtu, 20, of Silver Spring, is charged possession of a stolen firearm, illegal possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle, illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of ammunition, and possession of firearm  while underage.

Habtu was transported to the Montgomery County Detention Center, where he was released after posting a $7,500 bond.

By Kevin McManus