Two Utica men are facing felony charges following a traffic stop on the 1500 block of Miller Street.

Utica Police say during a search of the vehicle, officers found a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the passenger compartment.

25-year old Raheem Ford and 24-year old Tyriek Berry were charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm.

Police say Ford was a Top Ten GIVE offender based on the UPD's Gun Involved Violence Elimination program.

They say Berry is currently on New York State parole.