Official's son facing gun charge in Arundel

The Baltimore Sun

The son of the civil rights director for the Maryland attorney general's office has been arrested for gun possession, about two months after he pleaded guilty to drug charges, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday.

Kojo Lummuba Malik Snowden, 22, the son of Carl O. Snowden, was arrested Thursday in Crownsville after officers found a loaded .45-caliber handgun in the passenger compartment of his vehicle, police said.

Snowden, who lives with his father on Garden Gate Lane in Annapolis, was driving his 2005 Mercury north on Interstate 97 near Hawkins Road when police pulled him over about 10 p.m.

Police said that after the weapon was discovered, Snowden and two passengers, Danico Robinson, 19, of the 1300 block of Tyler Ave. and Jahlil Hayward, 21, of the 400 block of Chester Ave., were arrested.

All were charged with possession of a handgun in a motor vehicle.

Snowden also was charged with possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony.

Daryl D. Jones, Snowden's attorney, declined to comment yesterday. Carl Snowden did not return a telephone message requesting comment.

Kojo Snowden, who pleaded guilty in December to possession and intent to distribute marijuana, is set to be sentenced Feb. 25. He was arrested in July as part of an undercover investigation that included more than 30 drug buys throughout Annapolis.

In February 2006, he was charged with drug possession with intent to distribute and sentenced to probation before judgment, according to court records.

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