PORT REPUBLIC, Md.- On December 22 at 5:46 p.m., Trooper Stull stopped a vehicle on Route Four, south of Broomes Island Rd. in Port Republic for traffic violations. A strong odor of burnt marijuana was emitting from inside the vehicle. A probable cause search was conducted and no marijuana was found. A Remington Rife was located inside the vehicle.
The Maryland Gun Center was notified and they advised that Matthew Truitt, 25 of St. Leonard was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to previous charges. Truitt was placed under arrest and was incarcerated at the Calvert County Detention Center.