A passenger who fled a routine traffic stop was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun as well as a quantity of suspected marijuana.
On 12/22/2014 at approximately 1956 hours, members of the Frederick Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) were conducting surveillance when they observed a vehicle occupied by 4 subjects engaged in suspicious behavior. DEU officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 500 block of Wilson Place and made contact with the driver and the occupants.
During the course of the contact, the left rear passenger was exceedingly nervous and fidgety. When told to sit still, this subject instead exited the vehicle and began to run. Officers gave chase and quickly apprehended the subject in a nearby backyard. As the subject ran, an officer observed him pull an object from his waist band and throw it under a nearby bush. This item was recovered and found to be a loaded .357 magnum caliber handgun.
After the suspect was apprehended, a search incident to the arrest was conducted. During this search, a quantity of suspected marijuana in sufficient quantity and packaging to indicate an intent to distribute/sell the marijuana was recovered.
At the time of this writing, the Arrestee has been transported to Frederick County Central Booking where after processing, he will have a hearing before the District Court Commissioner.
The suspect is identified as the below listed arrestee:
Diggs, Datwon Davon
Male subject 08-20-94
800 block of Heather Ridge Dr.
1. Possession with intent to distribute marijuana
2. Possession of marijuana
3. Wear and carry handgun on person
4. Transport a handgun in a vehicle
5. Possession of a regulated firearm by person under 21 years of age
6. Possession of regulated ammunition by person under 21 years of age
7. Possession of handgun with the nexus to a CDS crime
FPD Case Report #2014-099718
Arresting officer: DEU
Author of press release: A/Sgt. M.E.Pue, III
PIO: Lt. C. A. Pennington
Frederick Police encourage the public to call with information on violations of Maryland’s CDS Laws. Information may be left anonymously at 301-600-2246.