Two Syracuse people arrested when police find drugs, a loaded gun, during traffic stop

A Syracuse man and his passenger are facing charges after police found them with drugs and a gun during a traffic stop.

Officers spotted a 1998 Buick Regal fail to signal and then drive through a stop sign on the 300 block of Turtle Street at about 12:30 am Monday.

Officers tried to pull the vehicle over, but they say the driver tried to evade them, eventually stopping on the 2500 block of Lodi Street and getting out of the vehicle, running down the street. 31-year-old John Mosely, of 212 West Calthrop Avenue, was caught after a short foot chase.

Officers say Mosely had crack cocaine on him at the time of the arrest. Officers also recovered a loaded .380 caliber defaced handgun that Mosely tossed while trying to run away. Officers also detained and arrested 39-year-old Mandy Souza, a passenger in the car, after police found more crack cocaine inside the car.

Both were charged with third criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Mosely was also charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, unlawful fleeing of a police officer, reckless driving, resisting arrest and several traffic tickets.