Traffic stop leads to gun, drug arrest in Anne Arundel County

Man arrested with loaded pistol, shotgun
Man arrested with loaded pistol, shotgun
Posted at 12:27 PM, Feb 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-23 12:27:05-05

An early morning traffic stop in Anne Arundel County turned into a gun and drug arrest.

Just before 2 a.m., officers pulled over the driver of a silver Jaguar for speeding on Route 100 near Waterford Road.

When they walked up, they noticed Xanax pills inside the car. After a more thorough search, officers seized a loaded 9mm Glock 26 handgun and a loaded Mossberg 500 12 gauge shotgun.

The driver, Andrew Drocella, is prohibited from possessing firearms from a prior violation.

Drocella was arrested and charged with several firearm offenses and two drug related offenses.