Four Akron residents face a variety of weapon and drug charges after police stopped them for a traffic violation Tuesday in the Middlebury neighborhood.
According to police, officers stopped a 2007 Jeep Liberty near East Exchange and Arlington Street and discovered that one of the passengers — Christopher Reeves, 41, of Hammel Street — had warrants out for his arrest.
When officers asked Reeves to step out of the Jeep, they saw the stocks of two rifles next to where he was seated.
Officers then asked everyone to step out of the Jeep, police said, and discovered 11 rifles, four pistols, methamphetamines, prescription medications, ammunition, needles, scopes and ammunition bags.
Police arrested the vehicle’s occupants, all of whom were convicted felons and therefore legally barred from possessing weapons.
Reeves was charged with having weapons under disability, possession of drugs and possession of drug instruments.
Also arrested were Ronald Black, 43, of Stone Street, charged with having weapons under disability; Jeremy Willard, 36, of Hammel Street, charged with having weapons under disability, possession of drugs and open container in a motor vehicle; and Lotus Evans, 34, of Sherman Street, charged with having weapons under disability.
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