A routine traffic stop ended with three arrests and seized guns and ammunition for New Castle police.
Just blocks from the police station, officers stopped a car on Wednesday for traffic violations. When they looked inside, they saw guns in the front and back seats of the car.
“It was excellent police work,” said Chief Bobby Salem. “Any time you get guns off the street.”
Among the guns officers saw was an AR-15 rifle on the back seat, a semiautomatic handgun on the passenger floor and two other handguns: a .45-caliber and a 9mm fully loaded with a 16-round magazine. One of the guns was stolen.
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Police also confiscated three full AR-15 magazine that hold 30 rounds a piece.
It's not yet clear why the three men from Detroit – Bryant Binns, Bryant Binns Jr. and David Holloway –were in the Lawrence County area, but police believe their arrests stopped a potentially bigger crime.
“Our main goal is to be out there on the streets and getting guns and drugs off of them,” Salem said.
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