Gun, cash, drugs found on man after traffic stop


YOUNGSTOWN — Officers just after midnight Sunday found a loaded 9mm handgun, almost $2,100 cash and eight bags of cocaine on a man in a South Avenue parking lot.

Lamar Chatman, 46, is expected to be arraigned later today in municipal court. Reports said he was a passenger in a car driven by Jeffrey Shaw, 45, that was pulled over in a parking lot for an improper turn.

Reports said Shaw has a suspended license and had a bag of cocaine on him when he was taken out of the car.

When Chatman was taken out of the car, reports said he told police he had something on him, but he struggled with officers before they pinned him against the car.

They searched him and found the drugs, money and cash in his pants, reports said.

Shaw was also arrested for possession of cocaine and is also expected to be arraigned today.

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