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Suspected gang members arrested on gun charges

BUFORD - Police say they arrested four alleged members of the infamous Bloods street gang earlier this month during a routine traffic stop that netted three handguns and a stash of marijuana.

Gwinnett police spokeswoman Cpl. Illana Spellman said Brandone T. Kouamo, 18, of Dacula; Dewayne T. Wiltshire, 17, of Duluth; Stephen C. Cousins, 20, of Suwanee; and a 16-year-old juvenile were arrested May 2 after being stopped in a vehicle with an improperly displayed tag that was circling the Pebble Brook subdivision on Thompson Mill Road near Pebble Brook Drive.

After the 16-year-old driver consented to a search of the vehicle, Spellman said, police found three handguns and an undisclosed amount of marijuana. All four individuals were charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of marijuana. The adults were charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The juvenile was returned to the custody of his parents.

Spellman said the group, who did not live in the neighborhood, denied being affiliated with the Bloods street gang.