BRIDGEWATER — State police arrested a Westport man Thursday after a trooper found a loaded unlicensed gun in his car, which he was also driving without a license.

State police said that at around 8 a.m. on Thursday, Trooper Paul Martin pulled over a black Saab with excessive window tint for speeding on Route 24 north in Bridgewater.


The driver was identified as 34-year-old Montrell Jones of Westport.

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According to police, Martin found that Jones did not have a valid driver's license, and confirmed that his window tint was darker than allowed by law.


After requesting a tow truck for Jones' car, Martin searched the vehicle, allegedly discovering a small bag containing a loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol.

Jones does not have a firearms license, state police said, and he has been convicted of illegal possession of a firearm in the past.

He was immediately arrested and charged with two counts of illegally possessing a firearm, possessing a large capacity feeding device, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and illegal window tint.

Jones' case will be heard at Brockton District Court.

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