Two New Bedford residents are under arrest after police searched their apartment.

New Bedford Police assigned to the Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau executed a search warrant at 146 Nye Street, Apt. 8 Thursday night.

The targets of the investigation were arrested outside of the home without incident.

During a search of the apartment, police found a loaded .380 caliber handgun. Police have filed charges against 24-year-old Nathaniel DePina and 21-year-old Maegan Ann Brume of that address, including unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.

It's DePina's third firearms offense, and he's also charged with being a career criminal.

The couple has been arraigned in New Bedford District Court.