Officers recovered a stolen gun and arrested a teenager on weapons and drug charges in the early hours of Monday, Anne Arundel County Police said.
Some officers on foot patrol spotted a group of three men loitering on a Pasadena street and smelled burnt marijuana, according to police. When the officers approached, the men began to flee and one of them tossed away a gun and what looked like drugs, police said.
Two of the men escaped into nearby apartment buildings, but one was taken into custody after a brief foot chase, police said. He was identified as Samuel Johnathon Jones, 18, and faces a host of charges including gun, drug and resisting arrest offenses, police said.
In addition to the firearm, police say they also recovered some crack cocaine and $100 in cash.
The gun, a Taurus 38 special, turned out to have been stolen from somewhere in Pasadena in January, according to police.