traffic stop arrest

Aaron Jamal Whitten, left, and Tevin Devereaux McMillian were arrested on firearms charges after a traffic stop in Glen Burnie. (Anne Arundel County Police Photo / October 8, 2013)

Anne Arundel County police arrested two men and seized a handgun after a traffic stop in Glen Burnie on Monday.

Police said at about 11:38 p.m., an officer stopped a Ford Taurus in the area of Bruton Drive and Southbridge Drive for a registration violation. While investigating “expired and altered tags,” a K-9 officer arrived and obtained a positive response for the odor of possible drugs, police said.

Officers searched the vehicle and found a jacket with a loaded .38 caliber revolver in a pocket.

Police said the man who had been the passenger in the car ran, but was later was found by “Rocky” – the K-9 officer - hiding in a rear yard in the 100 block of Henson Road. He was taken into custody. Police said they determined both the driver and passenger were prohibited from possessing regulated firearms, and both were charged.

According to online court records, Aaron Jamal Whitten, 22, was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm with a felony conviction and other charges. Tevin Devereaux McMillian, 20, was charged with illegal possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm with a felony, resisting arrest and other charges, according to online records. Both men are from Severn.