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2 men had loaded handgun, marijuana in car, State Police say

Two Nassau County men were arrested after New York state troopers found marijuana and a loaded handgun in their car during a traffic stop on Monday, police said.

Anthony S. Coleman, 26, of North Baldwin, and Jeff W. Saint-Gerard, 30, of Baldwin, were charged with criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Troopers from Troop L, based at Republic Airport, smelled the drug and made a search when they stopped the 2013 Dodge Charger at 2:08 a.m. on Hempstead Turnpike in Hempstead Town, State Police said in a news release.

Coleman was driving, police said. The loaded Taurus 9 mm handgun was found under Saint-Gerard’s seat.

The two were scheduled to be arraigned in Nassau County First District Court in Hempstead, but it was not clear when.

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