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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @Globe_Thompson.