Fall River man arrested during traffic stop after police find loaded gun on him, police say

New Bedford police shared this photo of a gun and drugs police seized during a traffic stop, Tuesday, April 2, 2023.

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — A Fall River man was arrested in New Bedford during a traffic stop after police found a loaded gun on him, according to authorities.

Lt. Scott Carola said they received a call at about 10 a.m. Tuesday about a man who had a gun.

A short time later, Carola said they stopped Harley Docanto’s car on Durfee Street and searched it.

Docanto, who’s 27 years old, had a Polymer 80 with a Glock barrel that was loaded with 15 rounds of ammunition, said Carola.

Police also found a baggie containing 43 tablets of oxycodone.

Docanto was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm, ammunition, and a high capacity feeding device without a license. He was also charged with illegal possession of a class B substance.

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