Hartford police took two guns off the streets on Wednesday following investigations into a number of shootings in the Branford Street area.
Officers arrested 32-year-old Jonathan Williams of Windsor and 27-year-old Jonathan Weaver of Bloomfield after conducting surveillance in the area.
Detectives said they saw a known suspect who was recently involved in a shooting drive in a vehicle seen during a drug transaction.
They stopped the vehicle and found that a passenger in the vehicle had a gun magazine sticking out of the front of his pants.
Both the driver and passenger were removed from the vehicle.
Both were found to have a loaded Ruger 9 mm pistol, according to police.
Williams was charged with possession of a high capacity magazine and failure to use a traffic signal. He did have a pistol permit, according to police.
Weaver was charged with carrying a pistol without a permit, weapons in a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a high-capacity magazine and possession of a controlled substance.
Police said they seized the Ruger and 12 rounds of a magazine, both from Williams.
They also recovered a stolen Smith & Wesson .40 caliber pistol with 9 rounds, along with a second loaded magazine containing 14 rounds.
The gun was reported stolen in June of 2009, police said.
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