ARLINGTON (CBS) – Three people were arrested on drug charges Saturday night after a road rage incident in Chelsea led police to a car in Arlington.

Around 10 p.m., Chelsea Police contacted officers in Arlington after a driver allegedly flashed a gun. The vehicle involved was registered to an Everett woman who works in Arlington.

Drugs and cash seized during a traffic stop in Arlington. (Image Credit: Arlington Police)

A short time later, police spotted the vehicle driving in Arlington. Officers searched the car and found 12 ounces of marijuana in small plastic baggies, a digital scale, and $25,000 cash.

Police arrested Jaylon Butler, Malachi Barnett, and Branden Taylor. All three were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Butler was also charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Malachi Barnett, Jaylon Butler, and Branden Taylor. (Image Credit: Arlington Police)

No gun was found, and Chelsea Police are continuing to investigate the road rage incident.

“People say ‘Oh it’s just marijuana,’” said Arlington Police Chief Frederick Ryan. “I believe there was a firearm last night at some point in that vehicle, and there was a distribution of marijuana going on outside that vehicle. So they’re connected. Violent criminals are still dealing marijuana in the state of Massachusetts.”


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