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Traffic stop in Roosevelt leads to arrests on gun charges, cops say

Noel Martin, 23, of Roosevelt, left, and Darius

Noel Martin, 23, of Roosevelt, left, and Darius Neil, 24, of Baldwin, were arrested Friday afternoon, Feb. 3, 2017, after a loaded stolen gun and marijuana were found during a traffic stop in Roosevelt, police said. Credit: NCPD

Two men were arrested Friday afternoon after officers found a loaded, stolen gun and marijuana in a vehicle during a traffic stop in Roosevelt, police said.

Noel Martin, 23, of Roosevelt, was driving a vehicle with Darius Neil, 24, of Baldwin, as his passenger, when police pulled the car over on Clinton Avenue around 12:50 p.m., Nassau County police said Saturday in a news release. Officers found marijuana in the vehicle’s ashtray and a baby bottle that had residue that was believed to be codeine, police said.

Martin and Neil were taken into custody while officers searched the vehicle and found additional marijuana and a loaded Ruger .44 caliber revolver that had been defaced and reported stolen in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, police said. A stolen credit card was also found in Neil’s possession, police said.

Attorney information for Martin and Neil was not immediately available.

Martin was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a firearm, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana and two traffic law infractions, police said.

Neil was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a firearm, two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said.

Both men are scheduled to be arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Saturday, according to police.

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