Juvenile arrested on gun and drug charges

A 16 year old from Wilmington is behind bars, facing weapons and drug charges.

Police say it was Saturday afternoon when they noticed the boy trying to hide a gun in his sweatshirt.

After the teen crossed the 1100 block of West 4th Street without the cross walk, police attempted to stop him, but he took off.

Police caught up with the boy a few blocks later, after he tossed a loaded .40 caliber handgun.

Still in his possession, was 7.5 grams of marijuana , packaged for sale.

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