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BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A covert operation by a Baltimore City police officer revealed suspected cocaine, a gun and money Friday morning.

Officers say around 10:35 a.m., an officer was in the 2500 block of East Biddle Street watching suspected narcotic activity by a suspect frequently checking on a black bag that was stashed inside a bucket.

Police stopped 26-year-old Charles Ransome, who allegedly had suspected cocaine and money on him.

charles ransome Repeat Offender Arrested And Charged With Gun, Narcotic Violations

The officer then went to the bucket and recovered a loaded 9mm handgun.

2500 e biddle street Repeat Offender Arrested And Charged With Gun, Narcotic Violations

Ransome was taken to Central Booking where he has been charged with handgun and narcotics violations.  Ransome, who is a repeat offender, will remain at Central Booking on a no-bail status until the day of his trial.

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