Police arrest teen after assault rifle, drugs found in vehicle - WNEM TV 5

Police arrest teen after assault rifle, drugs found in vehicle

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This SKS assault rifle was found in the suspect's vehicle on May 9. (Source: Michigan State Police) This SKS assault rifle was found in the suspect's vehicle on May 9. (Source: Michigan State Police)
SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

A 19-year-old Saginaw man was arrested after he was pulled over for several traffic violations.

The incident happened on May 9 on Carolina Avenue near Cooper Street in Saginaw.

While troopers from the Michigan State Police were talking to the driver they found what was suspected to be marijuana in the car.

The investigation led to the discovery of additional narcotics and a loaded SKS assault rifle in the vehicle, police said.

The suspect is expected to be arraigned on several charges including felony weapons charge, possession of marijuana, possession of analogues, open alcohol, possession of a firearm by a felon and driving without a license.

Police said the suspect's arrest was an example of proactive policing.

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