Traffic Stop Leads to Recovery of a Stolen Hand Gun

January 25, 2013

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MSP-150x150On Wednesday, January 23 at 8:58, Trooper First Class McCombs stopped a 2003 Honda Accord for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as David Lee Miller, 36 of Upper Marlboro.  While speaking with the driver, several indicators of criminal activity were observed which lead to a K-9 Scan on the vehicle.  A positive alert was given by the K-9 for the presence of controlled dangerous substances.

A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted which revealed a quantity of suspected marijuana   Troopers noticed that rear seat of the vehicle was not fully secure and when lifted, a fully loaded Desert Eagle nine millimeter pistol was recovered .  A wanted check of the serial number was conducted which revealed the pistol was reported stolen through the Prince George’s County Police Department in 2010.

A search of Miller’s person revealed a large amount of U.S. Currency which was seized as well as additional suspected marijuana.

Miller was later taken to see a Charles County District Court Commissioner for a hearing, and released on January 24, after posting a $3000.00 bail.

Miller was charged with the following crimes:
Possession of a Stolen Regulated Firearm by prohibited person
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession w/intent to use Drug Paraphernalia
Possession of a Firearm in a vehicle
Possession of Marijuana

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12 Responses to Traffic Stop Leads to Recovery of a Stolen Hand Gun

  1. Kevin on January 25, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Out on 3,000 bond. 10% of $3,000 is nothing. Again, lets enforce the laws we already have. He has a stolen handgun and is already prohibited but out the door for chum change!

  2. AAAA on January 25, 2013 at 10:06 am

    I’m all for due process, but this guy is caught with a stolen weapon, drugs and cash, and apparently is a convicted felon. He is a danger to the community so how is he allowed back out on the streets?!?

    • bpm09 on January 25, 2013 at 11:19 am

      Because apparently our courts are more interested in the criminals rights than the best interest of the community.

  3. ponch333 on January 25, 2013 at 11:21 am

    So that stolen
    9 mm pistol is off the street and the criminal is back on the street to find another.

    • poor maryland on January 26, 2013 at 8:16 pm

      And here is what will happen to the owner of that 9mm when House Bill HB0131 is passed;

      A person may not store or leave a loaded OR UNLOADED firearm in a location where the person knew or should have known that an unsupervised child
      OR A PERSON WHO IS PROHIBITED BY LAW FROM PURCHASING OR
      POSSESSING A FIREARM COULD gain access to the firearm.

      Seems semi-innocent until you read into it. There is a clause if a child unlawful enters the dwelling you are not liable. HOWEVER if a person 16 or older unlawfully enters your dwelling you ARE STILL LIABLE. If stolen and recovered, firearm is seized and owned by the state. Even if it is not stolen but found in a location that it COULD be accessed, it is seized.

      Penalty is up to 2 years in jail, a fine up to $1000 or both. Due to the penalty , if convicted you would also lose your ability to own firearms in Maryland, and your firearms would be confiscated.
      MARYLAND…MAKING LAW ABIDDING CITIZENS IN CRIMUNALS DAILY

  4. Anonymous on January 25, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    I’m sure this clown would respect an assault weapon ban.

  5. Busta-Dimes on January 25, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Yo Yo Yo PG County baby!

  6. pro2A on January 25, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    I am sure this upstanding citizen is going to turn in any firearms that may be effected by Marylands imposing AWB

  7. Anonymous on January 25, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Lock them up let them out are tax dollars at work why we need police we could do more then they can .

    • Anonymous on January 26, 2013 at 6:07 pm

      You sound educated. Maybe you should learn grammar and how to correctly right the English language. You don’t need police? Hmm…sounds suspicious to me.

      • Anonymous on January 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm

        Do you mean write? You might want to check your own grammar first.

  8. Former AA County EMT on January 27, 2013 at 7:08 am

    He probably stole the handgun from a law-abiding gun owner too. I hope it wasn’t used to commit a crime.