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Police seize gun, marijuana in traffic stop

Boston police who pulled over a Dorchester man for failing to come to a complete stop at a crosswalk Saturday found he had a loaded stolen firearm, marijuana, and a revoked license, police said in a statement Sunday.

Morris Barnes, 36, allegedly did not stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk when he was driving a red Chevrolet near Talbot Avenue and Wales Street at about 10:50 p.m. Saturday, police said in a statement. Police followed him, pulled him over, and found his license had been revoked and the car rented under his sister’s name.

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Officers found three plastic baggies of marijuana in Barnes’ left front pants pocket, a police spokesman said. The spokesman said he did now know how much marijuana was in the baggies.

Under the driver’s seat, police said they found a black and silver Bryco Arms Jennings 9mm firearm with eight rounds of ammunition, a police spokesman said. The gun was reported stolen in Maine in 2012, a police spokesman said.

Police arrested Barnes and charged him with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute within 100 feet of a playground, operating a vehicle with a revoked license, using a motor vehicle without authority, being an armed career criminal, and a second or subsequent firearms offense.

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