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A Prince George’s County police officer has been suspended after being found with a woman who was arrested on drug charges in Washington, D.C. Friday night.

The county police department is now probing whether the newly-hired officer was involved in the woman’s alleged drug possession, though the officer is not facing any charges as of Tuesday.

The officer, Stephen Kingman, has been with the department for one year and was working as a probationary officer in District 1, said Sgt. Sonya Rorls, a county police spokeswoman.

Rorls said Kingman was in the same vehicle as the woman when they were pulled over by Metropolitan Police Department officers around 8 p.m. in the 5300 block of Fitch Street SE. She said MPD police notified Prince George’s County police when they discovered Kingman, who’s been suspended indefinitely as an investigation is underway.

Rorls said she did not know what type of drug was allegedly recovered from the woman.

MPD is handling the drug possession incident.

Calls to Gwendolyn Crump, MPD’s acting director of communications, were not immediately returned Tuesday.

djgross@gazette.net