A man wanted on a drug charge had a loaded gun and methamphetamine in his vehicle when he was pulled over by police on Main Street in Johnson City.

VINCENT PERICO (Photo: Johnson City Police Department)

Authorities say 29-year-old Vincent Perico of Montrose faces two felony weapon possession charges.

Village police say officers stopped a vehicle driven by Perico on Main Street around 8:45 p.m. Monday.

A warrant for Perico had been issued in Pennsylvania. Police say his driver's license was suspended in New York state.

Officers searched his vehicle and found a loaded Tec DC9 semi-automatic pistol. They also found two magazines for other handguns and some packaged meth.

In addition to the weapon counts, Perico was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminally using drug paraphernalia and aggravated unlicensed operation. He also was cited for several traffic infractions.

Perico was sent to Broome County Jail after his arraignment.

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