A man who was arrested after he led Guam police officers on a chase through Santa Rita earlier this year now faces new criminal charges after allegedly being caught with drugs and a gun.

Craig Christian Nauta, 30, was charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of a unregistered firearm, both as third-degree felonies. The charges include a notice of felony committed on felony release.

According to court documents, police pulled the suspect over for having a defective headlight.

During a search, officers found a syringe with amphetamines on the suspect, documents state.

Inside the car, authorities found a 9mm handgun with seven 9mm cartridges in the magazine under the driver’s seat, documents state.

“I got a gun from my friends to keep me safe in the streets,” Nauta allegedly told officers.

The suspect did not have a valid firearms ID, documents state.

Investigators also noted that Nauta has been released from jail in February for a separate case in which he was ordered by the court that he could not possess firearms or illegal drugs.

In that case, Nauta was charged with assault on a peace officer, reckless driving, eluding a police officer, resisting arrest and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

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