Great Mills traffic stop leads to gun, drug charges

Press Release, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

On December 26, 2018, Deputy Forbes conducted a traffic stop in the 21300 block of Village Court in Great Mills, Maryland.  The operator of the vehicle was identified as Marcus Darnell Courtney, age 27 of Great Mills.  Courtney fled on foot during the traffic stop and was quickly apprehended by deputies after a brief struggle.

 Located under the driver’s seat in the vehicle operated by Courtney, was a loaded handgun; also recovered from inside the vehicle was a cigarette pack with individually packaged gum wrappers containing suspected heroin.

Courtney was charged with the following crimes:

  • CDS Possession
  • Transport Handgun in Vehicle
  • Handgun on Person
  • Assault Second Degree
  • Obstruction and Hindering
Marcus Darnell Courtney, age 27 of Great Mill

Courtney is currently incarcerated at the St. Mary’s County Detention and Rehabilitation Center on a no bond status.

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