2 charged after police find gun, drugs during vehicle search

Associated Press

Two Utica residents are facing multiple possession charges after police say they found drugs and a gun during a vehicle search on Aug. 22.

Posted: Aug 25, 2020 3:45 PM
Updated: Aug 25, 2020 10:24 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – Two Utica residents are facing multiple possession charges after police say they found drugs and a gun during a vehicle search on Aug. 22.

Officers stopped 38-year-old Erving Gary around 6 a.m., while he was driving near the intersection of Churchill and Highland avenues in Utica. Police say the stop was related to an earlier incident, where Gary allegedly pulled out a handgun during an argument.

Gary and his passenger, 27-year-old Makayla Nadarevic, were both arrested and charged after police found a loaded .22 caliber revolver, ammunition and narcotics in the vehicle.

Both suspects were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm.

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