Two Pleasantville men were arrested and a loaded gun recovered after a motor vehicle stop in Atlantic City on Monday.
Detective Anthony Abrams was riding in an unmarked car at about 2:20 p.m., when he saw a vehicle driving erractically, Sgt. Monica McMenamin said. the car then ran a stop sign at Massachusetts and Melrose avenues, and Abrams stopped the car.
A loaded handgun was found inside the car. Uniformed Officer Keith Ferguson assisted in the motor vehicle stop. This is the third handgun Abrams has recovered in less than a week.
The driver, Yaquin Muhammad, 27, had a suspended driver’s license, and the passenger gave a fictitious name, according to the report. The passenger was found to be James Belfor, 22, who was released from prison in September after serving nearly three years for three armed robberies he committed while 17. Although he was a juvenile at the time, the case was moved up to adult court.
Muhammad served more than four years in prison for previous burglary and drug offenses, according to the state Department of Corrections website. He was released Sept. 30, 2011.
Both men were charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
Muhammad was issued summonses for driving while suspended, careless driving and running a stop sign.