Prince George's County police say a search by their officers turned up a stash of drugs, money and a stolen gun. Now authorities are looking for its owner.
U.S. marshals are on the hunt for 37-year-old Darrell Edwards, who is allegedly drug trafficking while armed and theft of more than $1,000 in separate warrants.
Supervisory Inspector Matt Burke of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force is asking the readers of The Washington Examiner to help find Edwards.
"The weather is getting nicer and people are going to be spending more time outside," Burke said. "I'd like to reduce the number of armed drug dealers running around the metropolitan area selling drugs by at least one this week."
In November, Prince George's County police say, officers searched a Capitol Heights home where Edwards was staying, and found a handgun, a large amount of marijuana and crack cocaine, scales and packaging equipment.
The drugs have an estimated value of more than $8,000. The weapon was determined to have been stolen out of state.
Edwards continues to elude authorities.
Authorities consider the 6-foot-3, 245-pound Edwards to be a regional menace. His rap sheet includes arrests on a murder charge, assault with a deadly weapon, theft and drugs, police said.
Edwards was an 18-year-old in September 1992 when he and another man were charged with killing a New York man in Northeast Washington.
According to news reports at the time, Edwards had graduated from H.D. Woodson High School, where he was a star football player and had applied to join the D.C. police force.
At a bond hearing in October that year, the judge ruled there was insufficient evidence against him and ordered his release.
Edwards has lived on Marlboro Pike, Capitol Heights, and on Alabama Avenue SE, in Washington.
Anyone with information should call the task force at 301-489-1705.
Since 2008, federal authorities have credited readers of The Washington Examiner for the capture of 40 fugitives, including murderers, kidnappers, child sex offenders, rapists and scam artists. At least eight captured fugitives were convicted killers or wanted on a homicide charge.