Gun Sting Nabs Maryland College Student

Police: Suspect sold weapons to undercover detective outside Metro station

By Kathy Banks
|  Wednesday, May 19, 2010  |  Updated 8:43 PM EDT
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Gun Sting Nabs Maryland College Student

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It’s OK to sell hot dogs and souvenirs outside Metro stops. Not guns.

An undercover Montgomery County police detective bought four handguns from a man outside the Bethesda Metro Station, police said.
 
It was part of a sting operation earlier this year, the Washington Examiner reported.
 
The guy who sold the weapons was identified as 22-year-old David Bonett, a Montgomery College student from Mount Airy, Md.
 
He was arrested on gun-related charges April 28, according to court documents.  The documents were filed recently in Greenbelt’s federal court so investigators could get a search warrant for the house Bonett shares with his parents.
 
The undercover detective reportedly purchased the guns from Bonett on four different occasions between January and April.
 
On January 25, he allegedly sold the detective a 9mm semiautomatic for $800. They met again March 10 and the detective bought a 9mm semiautomatic pistol for $800. On March 16, the detective bought a 9mm semiautomatic for $750. Their last meeting, according to The Examiner, was April 15 when the detective picked up a .40-caliber, semiautomatic pistol for $900.

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