Atlantic City Police Department

ATLANTIC CITY — Four teenagers were arrested Friday evening after officers recovered a gun, cocaine and marijuana in their car during a traffic stop, police said.

At 6:49 p.m., Sgt. Henry White attempted to pull over a car after receiving information that the driver did not have a license. White activated his overhead lights, and the suspect car sped off, police said in a news release. White followed.

As more officers arrived, the car pulled over in the 200 block of Albany Avenue. The occupants — two 14-year-olds and two 16-year-olds, all of Atlantic City — were arrested.

Both 14-year-olds were found with marijuana and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, according to police. One 16-year-old was found with cocaine and charged with possession of CDS, police said. Police said they also found a handgun inside the car.

All four teens were charged with eluding, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose. They are being held at the Harborfields Juvenile Detention Facility in Egg Harbor City.

Contact: 609-272-7260

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I cover breaking news on the digital desk. I graduated from Temple University in Dec. 2017 and joined the Press in the fall of 2018. Previously, I freelanced, covering Pennsylvania state politics and criminal justice reform.

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