Tabari Jovan Cole, 21

LA PLATA, Md. – On September 6 at 2:31 p.m., a patrol officer initiated a traffic stop on Popes Creek Court near Piscataway Court in La Plata for an equipment violation.

During the stop, the officer located a fully loaded handgun, with the serial number filed off, and suspected marijuana.

The driver, Tabari Jovan Cole, 21, of Waldorf, was arrested and charged with having a loaded firearm in a vehicle, knowingly altering a firearm, and illegally transporting a loaded handgun in a vehicle. Officer Kerlin made the arrest.