LYNN — Two Lynn men were arrested after being found in a car on Hanover Street with an illegal handgun and several bags of marijuana on Monday night.
Police responded to 34/38 Hanover St. shortly before 11:30 p.m. following a complaint that people were dealing drugs there. Upon arrival, police found two men in a vehicle in between the two large apartment buildings in that location, Lynn Police Lt. Michael Kmiec said.
Police approached them and saw a bag of marijuana inside the car — they ended up seizing four bags of marijuana, cash and an illegal, loaded handgun with a defaced serial number, Kmiec said.
Ralph Clerge, 21, was arrested and charged with carrying a loaded firearm weapon, marijuana possession with intent to distribute, firearm possession without a firearm identification card and defacing a firearm serial number.
Jeffery Jones, 24, was arrested and charged with firearm possession without a firearm identification card, carrying a firearm without a license, defacing a firearm serial number and firearm violation with one prior violent/drug crime.
Clerge admitted that the marijuana belonged with him, which resulted in him being charged with the drug offense, in addition to the firearms charges. He was charged with possession with intent to distribute based upon a scale and packaging that was found, along with the large amount of marijuana, Kmiec said.