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 Police followed him, pulled him over, and found his license had been revoked and the car rented under his sister’s name.


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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