Smyrna police arrested a wanted Townsend man who had an illegally concealed handgun after a traffic stop on Wednesday.
At 10:16 a.m., a Smyrna police officer stopped a vehicle for traffic violations on South Carter Road.
When the officer spoke with the occupants of the vehicle, the officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
The driver, Marquis Lewis, 23, of Townsend, and his adult passenger were detained while a vehicle search was conducted.
Police found an illegally concealed 9 mm handgun which was loaded, located in a bag behind the passenger seat, police said. They also located a small amount of marijuana which belonged to the passenger.
Lewis was charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon, driving while his license was suspended, and possession of a suspended license, police said.
During a records check, Lewis was found to be wanted by the Middletown Police Department for driving while suspended, criminal mischief under $1,500 and disorderly conduct. He was also wanted on a capias from Kent County Court of Common Pleas.
He was arraigned for all of these charges by video in Justice of the Peace Court 2. He was issued a total of a $3,250 unsecured bond for his Smyrna police charges, Middletown police charges and the court capias. He was released while awaiting another court hearing.
The passenger was issued a citation for civil possession of marijuana.