A New Bedford man is among three men facing drug and weapons charges following their arrest in Providence Saturday night.

Rhode Island State Police say that at 11:50 p.m. the three suspects were pulled over at the Branch Ave. overpass on I-95 South for motor vehicle violations.

Upon approaching the vehicle, state police say troopers detected an odor of marijuana and the driver was found to be in possession of a concealed knife with a blade over 3 inches.

A search of the vehicle and the two passengers uncovered a 9MM, SCCY Pistol, a .45 Caliber, Smith & Wesson Pistol, crack cocaine and marijuana.

The driver, identified as 30-year-old Dwayne Williams of Malden, and his passengers identified as 27-year-old Jason Villalona of Roxbury and 23-year-old Jacorey Easton Sanders of New Bedford.

The three suspects were charged with Conspiracy, 2 Counts of Carrying a Loaded Pistol Without a License, Possession of Arms by a Convicted Felon, Controlled Substance Conspiracy, Possession With Intent to Deliver Controlled Substance (Crack Cocaine), and Carrying Dangerous Weapons When Committing a Crime of Violence.

Williams was also charged with Carrying a Conceal Knife Over 3".

State Police say the three suspects were arraigned by Justice of the Peace Matthew Dawson and held without bail, pending a Bail Review in 6th District Court on Monday.

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