A 17-year-old man from Pleasantville is facing charges after cops in Atlantic City say he was arrested with a handgun and drugs after fleeing from a traffic stop.

Just before 9:00 Tuesday night, an ACPD officer attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop in reference to an ongoing investigation, according to a press release. Cops say the driver, identified only as a 17-year-old male, failed to stop and sped away. Police say he disregarded several traffic lights before stopping in the 1600 block of Adriatic Avenue where he fled on foot.

Police continue the account,

Officer Ivanov began to chase the juvenile who dropped a handgun from his waistband, picked it up, and continued to flee. The juvenile fell to the ground still holding the handgun and Officer Ivanov began to give him orders which were ignored. The male got back up and continued to run until he threw the handgun and surrendered shortly after.

The juvenile was taken into custody without further incident.

According to police, he was found in possession of 140 bags of heroin, 34 MDMA tablets, and five grams of marijuana. The handgun was recovered and loaded with hollow-point ammunition with a defaced serial number.

The 17-year-old has been charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of hollow-point ammunition, possession of a defaced firearm, obstruction of justice, eluding, three counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), and two counts of possession with intent to distribute CDS. He was remanded to Harborfields Detention Facility.

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