ATLANTIC CITY -- An Atlantic City man was arrested on gun and drug charges Wednesday morning following a motor vehicle stop, police said. 

Officer Anthony Abrams was on patrol at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning when he observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on the 400 block of South Carolina Avenue near Carver Hall. 

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Officer Abrams pulled the vehicle over and found three passengers. The rear seat passenger, Anthony Grant, 23, was found to be in possession of a handgun loaded with hollow point bullets. He was also in possession of cocaine and marijuana. He was placed in custody.

The driver, Robert Lee, was issued a ticket for careless driving and was released. The passenger, 45-year-old Verna Stewart of Atlantic City, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and transported to the holding facility.

Grant was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of a prohibited device and possession of cocaine and marijuana. He was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility in Mays Landing on $100,000 bail.

Braden Campbell

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