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Maryland State Police News Release

Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest For Guns And Drugs

(Perryville) – Maryland State Police have charged an Anne Arundel County man with possession of drugs and a gun after he was stopped on I-95 in Cecil County.

Kahlil Sharif Burnam, 38 years-old, of Crofton, MD was charged with 3 counts of felony possession of a firearm, and one count of felony possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) with intent to distribute. He was also charged with 5 additional misdemeanors relating to the possession of the firearm and CDS.

Shortly after 3:30 p.m. on July 4, 2018, a Maryland state trooper, assigned to the JFK Highway Barrack, observed Duval not wearing his seatbelt while operating a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, northbound on I-95 in the area of the 98.8 mile marker.  After stopping the vehicle, the trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.  A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed over 714 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a .40 caliber Glock handgun with 3 loaded magazines and $344 in US Currency.  A background check revealed Duval is prohibited from possessing firearms.

After his initial appearance with a court commissioner, Burnam was held in the Cecil County Detention Center on no bond. After a bond hearing the following day, his bond was then set at $10,000 and he was released pending trial after being allowed to post $1000 (10%).

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Contact:  D/Sgt. William McFarland, JFK Highway Barrack, 410-537-1150


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