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Police recover loaded handgun, marijuana bag in Dorchester traffic stop

The 9mm Heckler & Koch handgun recovered during a traffic stop in Dorchester Monday night.
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The 9mm Heckler & Koch handgun recovered during a traffic stop in Dorchester Monday night.

Two men from Quincy and Dorchester were arrested Monday night after police recovered a bag of marijuana and a loaded handgun during a traffic stop in Dorchester, Boston police said.

Officers first stopped the two men as they were driving a vehicle in the area of 117 North Point Drive around 7:45 p.m. Monday, police said.

Officers first removed the driver, later identified as Patrick Williams-Denise, 22, of Quincy from the vehicle after finding that he did not possess a valid driver’s license. Officers then arrested him after finding a large plastic bag of marijuana, a digital scale, and cash in his jacket pocket, police said.

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Officers also arrested Williams-Denise’s passenger, Darell Flint, 29, of Dorchester, after recovering a loaded 9mm Heckler & Koch GmbH handgun from the front pocket of his hooded sweatshirt, police said.

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Williams-Denise was charged with possession with intent to distribute Class D drugs and operating a motor vehicle without a license.

Flint was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm (2nd and subsequent), carrying a loaded firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and possession of a large capacity feeding device.

Both men were arraigned in South Boston District Court.

Ben Thompson can be reached at ben.thompson@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @Globe_Thompson.