BOSTON (AP) – Police arrested three men and seized hundreds of pounds of marijuana after capturing two suspects who allegedly fled a routine traffic stop.

The arrests came after Robert Hylton, 36, and Marlon Straw, 32, both of Boston, allegedly sped through the intersection of Geneva Avenue and Columbia Road in Boston on Tuesday, and police tried to stop the vehicle.

The suspects initially began to pull over, then sped away, running a red light and driving on the wrong side of the road into oncoming traffic, police said.

Both men were arrested after they allegedly tried to flee the vehicle.

Police searched the vehicle and found a crate with 108 pounds of marijuana and a gun, police said.

After further investigation, Boston police and federal agents staked out a Revere location Wednesday and saw a man load three large crates into a rental truck.

Police arrested the man, Ryan Carter, 30, of Somerville, and seized the crates, which contained 680 pounds of marijuana, police said.

Hylton and Straw face state drug charges while Carter faces federal drug charges, police said.

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