A convicted felon was caught with a loaded handgun stolen out of a state in a traffic stop in Norwalk, police said.
It happened on Friday, Dec. 27 at 6:43 p.m., when members of the Norwalk PD Strategic Narcotics Enforcement Team observed an Infinity sedan traveling on Chestnut Street.
The operator of the vehicle, later identified as Kimani Williams, 28, of Bridgeport, was driving erratically, said Lt. Terrence Blake, the Norwalk PD's public information officer.
Police stopped Williams on South Main Street and immediately noted a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, Blake said.
Officers observed loose marijuana and a marijuana grinder in the front seat area of the vehicle, according to Blake.
When officers searched the car, they found a loaded .357 handgun, which had been stolen out of Virginia, Blake said, noting officers also discovered additional marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.
Williams, who is a convicted felon, was arrested and charged with:
- Carrying a firearm without a permit
- Criminal possession of a revolver
- Theft of a firearm
- Possession of less than one-half ounce marijuana
- Use or possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia
- Multiple motor vehicle infractions
He is being held on a $250,000 bond.
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