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Fare evasion stop at DC Metro leads to drug, gun charges

September 10, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities in Washington, D.C., say they found drugs and guns when they stopped and searched a man suspected of fare evasion at the Pentagon City Metro station.

WTOP-FM reports 24-year-old Malike Razon Brittain, of Clinton, Maryland, has been arrested on charges including possession with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm while unlawfully carrying narcotics and fare evasion.

Metro Transit police say officers stopped Brittain on Thursday and he refused to provide his ID so a fare evasion citation could be issued. They say his refusal led to a search that uncovered an assault rifle-pistol, a revolver, cocaine, and prescription drugs mixed with the opiate codeine.

He’s being held without bond. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer who can comment on his behalf.

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