A motor vehicle stop led to the arrest of a man and a woman and the recovery of a loaded handgun in Atlantic City Thursday.

The APCD says at around 11:30 Thursday morning, detectives conducted a motor vehicle stop at Virginia and Atlantic Avenues after observing traffic and equipment violations.

Cops say as a detective was speaking to the driver, 23-year-old Ameer Hamilton of Atlantic City, he could smell marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Hamilton and his passenger, 20-year-old Jacqueline Jones of Atlantic City, were arrested after the detective found marijuana inside the vehicle. While searching Jones, she was found in possession of a loaded handgun.

Hamilton was chargee with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and motor vehicle summons.

Jones was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

Both were remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

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