GRASONVILLE — Two young adults from Dundalk face gun and drug charges after a traffic stop early Friday, Jan. 15,
Maryland State Police Tfc. Andrew Selba stopped a Ford F250 for an alleged speeding violation at 2:15 a.m. on U.S. Route 50 at Nesbit Road. When Selba spoke with the driver he detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside of the truck, police said.
A search of the truck found more than 10 grams of marijuana and two loaded handguns, police said.
The driver, Keith K. Elliott Jr., 19, was in possession of a Glock style polymer 80 (P80) handgun, and the passenger, Quinnie Dial, 20, was in possession of a Smith and Wesson M&P 9mm handgun, according to police.
Both Elliiott and Dial are prohibited from possession of a regulated firearm as they are under the age of 21, police said. Both were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance – marijuana greater than 10 grams, possession of a handgun while prohibited and transporting a loaded handgun in a vehicle. Elliott was also issued a citation for speeding.
They were processed at the Centreville barracks, then taken before the district court commissioner. Elliott and Dial were both released on recognizance.