Two men arrested on weapons, drug charges

By News Staff

Two Massachusetts men were arrested by state police Sunday on gun and drug charges that stemmed from a traffic stop.

Police pulled over the vehicle on Route 138 at Weir Street in Taunton at around 4:30 p.m.

Two passengers, 20-year-old Juhkwon Thomas, of Dorchester, and 18-year-old Reginald Jenkins, of Taunton, were searched during the stop.

Police found a pair of brass knuckled on Jenkins. They also found a .380 Cobra Enterprise handgun, ammunition, and bags containing substances believed to be heroin and crack cocaine, as well as a knife in a sheath hanging from the neck of Thomas.

It was determined the firearm was reported stolen in Doraville, Georgia.

Both men were each held on $2500 bail, pending arraignment Monday morning in Taunton District Court.

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