Baltimore Man Arrested in Charles County on Gun Charges After Traffic Stop

July 8, 2019
Derrick A Sessoms, 38, of Baltimore

Derrick A Sessoms, 38, of Baltimore

On Sunday, June 23, 2019, at approximately 3:00 p.m., an officer from the Maryland Transportation Authority Police observed a black Lexus without a front Maryland registration plate traveling on US Route 301 Crain Highway.

The officer initiated a traffic stop and approached the vehicle, the driver had his license, insurance card, and registration ready and handed it to police through the sunroof. The officer asked the driver to put down the window, but he opened the door and stated, the window was not working.

The operator was identified from his Maryland driver license, and while speaking with police, they smelled the strong odor of suspected burnt Marijuana emanating from the vehicle.

Police told the driver, that based on the strong odor of suspected burnt Marijuana emanating from the vehicle, they will be conducting a probable cause search of the vehicle. Officers requested the passengers to come to the rear of the vehicle to conduct the search.

During the Probable cause search of the vehicle, police recovered less than 10 grams of suspected marijuana in the center console, and the operator was charged accordingly.

During the search of the vehicle, police also recovered a black and silver Lorcin Model L9MM 9 MM handgun. There was 1 live cartridge loaded in the chamber of the weapon, and the serial number was scratched out and illegible to read. The magazine contained 11 live cartridges of ammunition and a small brown bag contained 14 live cartridges of 9 MM ammunition.

Police asked who owned the weapon, and a passenger stated it was his. The passenger was identified as Derrick A Sessoms, 38, of Baltimore. Police asked Sessoms if he had a Maryland permit to carry a handgun and he stated no. At that time, Sessoms was arrested and was transported to Harry W. Nice Bridge Detachment for processing.

Sessoms was then transported to Charles County Detention Center and charged with the following:

  • HANDGUN IN VEHICLE
  • LOADED HANDGUN IN VEHICLE
  • KNOW ALTER FIREARM ID
  • FIREARM POSS W/FELONY CONVICTION
  • ILLEGAL POSS AMMO

Sessoms was released on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, on his own recognizance.

Derrick A Sessoms, 38, of Baltimore

Derrick A Sessoms, 38, of Baltimore

21 Responses to Baltimore Man Arrested in Charles County on Gun Charges After Traffic Stop

  1. Joe on July 8, 2019 at 6:36 am

    Garbage Culture on display once again. Go ahead, keep blaming environment, poverty, lack of opportunity, or a “broken” home. I’ll sit back comfortably knowing that it’s the simple fact that people CHOOSE this lifestyle and perpetuate the culture. Stereotypes exist because some people live them every second of their lives. Wake up and start choosing a better culture.

    • JOE is SLOW on July 8, 2019 at 8:35 am

      you have mental health issues and should get checked out. seriously. i know you wish you lived in the 1800’s to be a slave master but its almost 2020 catch a grip.

      • JOE on July 8, 2019 at 3:10 pm

        MAGA!!!!

        • JOE is SLOW on July 9, 2019 at 8:12 am

          lol!! you are gonna cry next year when you master is no longer in office. unless you get checked by the mental institute before then LMAO! lol forrest gumps for donald trup.

          • Anonymous on July 10, 2019 at 9:27 am

            Reading your polls again killary?

        • Jim Bob White on July 9, 2019 at 2:56 pm

          make amerucica goofy again

        • Shantel on July 9, 2019 at 6:21 pm

          RACIST

    • Anonymous on July 8, 2019 at 11:13 am

      EXACTLY!!!! I’m sick of that Trash coming in our City, causing problems

    • BLAH on July 9, 2019 at 8:17 am

      BLAH BLAH BLAH thats the problem with you people yall cant mind your own business this guy may be trash but he has nothing to do with you…he can give a shhht about you.

  2. Anonymous on July 8, 2019 at 8:04 am

    ROR??!!!
    WTF is wrong with the judges/commissioners?

    Do they really think this POS will show up for his court date?

  3. MikeinMorganza on July 8, 2019 at 8:27 am

    Another good catch :) LEO’s stepping up their game in Charles County…that’s twice in as many days ….LOCK THEM UP, own recognizance? what?

    • Anonymous on July 8, 2019 at 8:45 pm

      The problem is that Law Enforcement does their job but the damned judges and commissioners
      release the scum back on the streets!

      • Kelly In LP on July 9, 2019 at 10:16 am

        Bingo! Your comment sums it up very well. I hope people remember these incidents and vote accordingly. These Uber-liberal idiot judges need to go!!!

  4. Ted Nugent on July 8, 2019 at 8:35 am

    More gun laws and this dude still had a gun. Maybe we should make heroin illegal as well.

    • Kelly In LP on July 9, 2019 at 8:14 pm

      Heh….good one!

  5. Anonymous on July 8, 2019 at 10:49 am

    JUDGES WONT GIVE JAIL TIME SO WHY ARREST ANYONE.

  6. Anonymous on July 8, 2019 at 11:05 am

    Give him 10 years minimum, illegally carrying a gun should be a harsh punishment.

    • Anonymous on July 9, 2019 at 10:13 am

      You must not know your Second amendment everyone is in titled to there own bare arm it never said in the Constitution you need a permit to have or carry bare arms do your research before you bash someone

      • Will on July 12, 2019 at 8:24 am

        First off, your lacking understanding of basic English in the written form (bare vs bear, in titled vs entitled, etc.) clearly ensures that you are never going to be trusted as a subject matter on much of anything so spare everyone your attempt at an ENTITLED opinion. Secondly, as a firm supporter of the 2nd Amendment, it baffles me on how little understanding of the actual clause / proclamation there is from others who tout their knowledge and clearly do not. You, in fact, are a large part of the issue when the 2nd Amendment is debated with any expectation of a reasonable and forwarding conversation. Third, the 2nd Amendment was issued in the 18th century in reference to 18th century conditions/society and requires some level of context in applying it to 21st century society (FYI – It was established to provide a balance between the people and the gov’t – think militia vs military – among others. Do you think that is remotely practical today?). Lastly, the Bill of Rights (incl. 2nd Amendment) didn’t give the people any new rights, it simply said that your God-given rights (paraphrasing) cannot be taken from you (they did not give them / so they cannot take them). However, there is no language in the 2nd Amendment (or other) that precludes the Gov’t from regulating and / or documenting. These regulations / documentations are envisioned, drafted and implemented upon vote by the Gov’t that we the people vote into office. And to the original point here, there is a law in place to document ownership of a handgun and other laws that establish who can and cannot own a weapon (due in part to the loss of rights usually stemming from the conviction of a crime carrying that penalty).

  7. Sick and Tired on July 8, 2019 at 11:12 am

    I am soooo sick and tired of this TRASH coming to our city, destroying our community. Stay in your own city/state and do your wickedness. There was a time where ppl were afraid to come into Charles County with that mess due to the No none sense rep our Sheriffs office has. It’s time to Buckle Down Charles County and make our community great again! Hard working ppl gotta deal with this ignorant trash!!! Our Mall isn’t even the same due to this ratchetness.. Everybody wanna blame their circumstances on everything and everybody else.. Help Jesus

  8. ????? on July 10, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    all he had was a gun c’mon us trump supporters fight for guns why yall mad now? you forgot you suport trump????