FREDERICK, MD. (WJZ) — State troopers arrested a New Jersey man after a traffic stop led to finding an illegal handgun, marijuana and other paraphernalia on him Thursday.

Troopers stopped a Silver GMC Envoy, traveling on I-70 westbound at the 56-mile marker for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as David John Compton, 30, from Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

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Compton was found to be in possession of a loaded Smith and Wesson handgun, marijuana and related paraphernalia. Police learned Compton was listed as being prohibited to possess a handgun due to prior felony convictions.

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Compton was arrested and charged with the following:

  • CDS possession of marijuana
  • CDS possession of firearms
  • Firearm possession with felony conviction
  • Illegal possession of ammunition
  • Handgun in vehicle
  • Loaded handgun in vehicle
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