Maryland Transportation Authority Police said officers arrested two Baltimore men over the weekend during traffic stops.
The first stop happened at 1:29 p.m., when MDTA officers stopped 41-year-old Dominic Chase of Baltimore for speeding on southbound I-95 in Baltimore County. During the search, officers found drugs and a loaded handgun in Chase’s vehicle.
Police said officers later learned that Chase was a convicted felon and shouldn’t possess a gun and ammunition. Chase was taken into custody without incident.
At 2:57 p.m., officers stopped 38-year-old Derrick Sessons of Baltimore for not having a front license plate while traveling on US 301 near the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial/Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton Bridge in Charles County. Authorities said a loaded handgun, with a removed serial number, and drugs were found during a probable cause search.
Sessons was also taken into custody without incident.
The MDTA Police charged Chase with drug possession and weapons charges including possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony. Sessons was charged with illegally possessing a firearm, drug possession and removing the serial number from a firearm. Both were taken before a District Court Commissioner and are awaiting trial dates.