BRIGANTINE — Police arrested a Gloucester County man and a Florida woman after finding a gun, ammunition and marijuana in their car Monday, police said.

About 2:15 a.m., police received a call reporting a suspicious male near Surfside Road, police said. Officers searched the vehicle and found marijuana, a 9mm handgun and hollow-point bullets, police said.

Christian L. Rodriguez, 26, of Swedesboro, was charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun without a valid permit, possession of hollow-point ammunition and possession of marijuana under 50 grams.

Rovettzy M. Silva-Pagan, 26, of Kindred, Florida, was charged with possession of a handgun without a valid permit, possession of hollow-point ammunition and possession of marijuana under 50 grams.

Both were sent to the Atlantic County jail.

— Colt Shaw

Contact: 609-272-7260

cshaw@pressofac.com

Twitter @ACPressColtShaw

Staff Writer

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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