LA PLATA, Md. – On Monday, Feb. 26 at approximately 6:16 p.m., Trooper M. Zentkovich #6328 and Trooper C. Hussey #6913 conducted a traffic stop on a white Chevrolet Impala for expired registration on westbound Route 225 east of Mitchell Road of La Plata.

Upon making contact with the operator Angelo Junious Moore, 32, of Indian Head; Trooper Zentkovich detected an odor of Marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted, and revealed a loaded black and silver, Smith and Wesson Springfield SW40VE,  40 caliber handgun.

Moore was arrested and transported to the Charles County Detention Center for processing.  Moore was charge with: several traffic violations and CR4-203 – Handgun in Vehicle, PS 5-144(a)(2) Know Alter Firearm ID Number, CR 4-203 – Handgun on Person, PS 5-133.1 Illegal Possession Ammunition, and PS 5-133(b) Regulated Firearm: Illegal Possession