Great Mills Man Jailed on Weapons, Drug Charges


Marcus Darnell Courtney, age 27, of Great Mills, Md. Booking photo via SMCSO. Marcus Darnell Courtney, age 27, of Great Mills, Md. Booking photo via SMCSO.

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (December 28, 2018)—On Wednesday, Deputy Forbes conducted a traffic stop in the 21300 block of Village Court in Great Mills. The operator of the vehicle was identified as Marcus Darnell Courtney, age 27, of Great Mills. Police say 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, according to police.

Courtney was charged with the following crimes:

• CDS Possession

• Transport Handgun in Vehicle

• Handgun on Person

• Assault Second Degree

• Obstruction and Hindering

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

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