New Bedford Police arrest two city men on gun and drug charges.

Police say the arrests were made early Sunday morning after police were responding to a report of shots fired in the area of Rivet Street and Acushnet Avenue. Police spotted a blue Mitsubishi in the area that drove off as officers approached it.

Police eventually stopped the car, with the two occupants taking off on foot. One of the men was seen throwing something away as he ran. The two men were caught and arrested, and police later retrieved a loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun.

20-year-old Samuel Santana was charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class B drug, drunk driving, resisting arrest, and failure to stop for police.

25-year-old Christopher Rivera was charged with carrying a loaded gun, carrying and unlicensed weapon, conspiracy to violate drug laws, assault on a police officer, threat to commit a crime, and resisting arrest.