A Rochester man is facing felony charges following a traffic stop in the area of Grove St. and W. Washington Ave. on Thursday.
19-year-old Marquee S. Hicks was arrested for criminal possession of a weapon and the criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Officials said during the course of the traffic stop, Hicks who was in the front passenger seat was seen attempting to hide over one-eight of an ounce of crack cocaine.
When officers tried to detain him, he was found to have a fully loaded and chambered handgun in the front of his waistband.
Hicks was taken into custody without incident and sent to the Elmira Police Department where he is pending arraignment.
The investigation into this incident continues. If you have any information, you are asked to contact the Elmira Police Department at (607)737-5626 or the tip line at (607)271-HALT.