Anthony Vaughn

Anthony Vaughn, pictured, and Tajideen Austin, both 20, were arrested early Tuesday morning after Class II officers found them in possession of handguns. Austin has not yet been processed by the Atlantic County Justice Facility, so a mugshot was not available.

Atlantic City police charged two men with weapons charges after two Class II officers stopped them for bicycle violations.

Officers John Marciante and Mike Batista tried to stop the two men on Pacific Avenue at about 3:30 a.m., when one ran, Sgt. Monica McMenamin said.

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Marciante chased down Tajideen Austin, and found him in possession of a handgun fully loaded with hollow-point bullets and the serial number defaced, according to the report.

Batista stopped the other male, Anthony Vaughn, and found he also had a gun loaded with hollow-points, McMenamin said. He also had cocaine.

Austin, 20, of Atlantic City, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of hollow-point bullets, possession of a defaced firearm, obstructing the administration of the law and resisting arrest.

Vaughn, also 20, of Galloway Township, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of hollow-point bullets, obstruction and cocaine possession.

They are both being held on $100,000 bail each.

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