ATLANTIC CITY — Two men were arrested late Wednesday after a motor vehicle stop led to a chase and the discovery of drugs and guns, police said.

Just after 10:30 p.m., Keshaun Bunch, 28, of Sicklerville, and Stefano Santiago, 23, of Newfield, were pulled over at North Carolina and Pacific avenues after what officers said was “multiple infractions from the driver.”

Officers said they smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and asked Bunch, the passenger, to exit. He exited the vehicle and ran, throwing a loaded handgun to the ground and “jumping over several fences.” Two officers caught up to Bunch and arrested him. He was in possession of 118 bags of heroin and 49 oxycodone pills, police said.

Santiago, the driver, was found in possession of small quantities of cocaine and marijuana, and arrested, police said.

Bunch was charged with obstruction of justice, resisting arrest, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute, possession with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a public zone, possession of a prescription-legend drug, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, certain persons not to possess a weapon, possession of a weapon while committing a drug offense and possession of a defaced firearm. He is being held at the Atlantic County jail.

Santiago was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and motor vehicle violations. He was released on a summons.

Contact: 609-272-7260 cshaw@pressofac.com Twitter @ACPressColtShaw

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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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