During a search of the vehicle, police found more methamphetamine in the center console, and a Jennings .22 handgun, and a magazine with six rounds in the glove compartment.
Howard, after being read his Miranda Warning, admitted to being in possession of the methamphetamine and having a handgun in the car. The gun wasn’t stolen, police said. The passenger was released from the scene.
Howard will have his preliminary hearing Monday afternoon in Middletown Municipal Court.