In the early morning hours of Friday, an Atlantic City man was arrested after running from officers and being found in possession of a handgun and drugs.

According to a press release, ACPD patrol officers responded to Indiana and Atlantic Avenues just after midnight Friday for a report of a man with a gun and drugs.

An officer arrived to find the man, 24-year-old Nashid Seymour of Atlantic City, walking on Indiana Avenue. The officer Sendrick attempted to stop Seymour who immediately fled on foot. During the pursuit Seymour discarded a backpack, which was retrieved. Two other officers eventually apprehended Seymour in the 1700 block of Pacific Avenue.

Inside of a fanny pack around Seymour’s waist, officers reportedly recovered a loaded handgun, 77 bags of heroin, and 19.5 grams of marijuana.

Seymour was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, resisting arrest, and two counts each of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) and possession with the intent to distribute CDS.

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