The logic was that by selling crack cocaine to his mother Woodbridge resident Christian Love would keep her off the streets and safe. “Streetwise, I’ve sold drugs since I was 9,” said Love, who was raised in Washington, D.C. His mother, Melody Love, who now lives in Capitol Heights, Md., has been a crack addict since he was a child, Love said.

The story has a happy ending.

On March 2, Love, now a full-time Christian rapper, celebrated the release of his first album, “The Awakening.” It was also his birthday and marked the first year his mother has been off drugs.

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