Operation Stonegarden Trooper Nabs Man With 5 AK-47s In Car

During a traffic stop an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper participating in Operation Stonegarden arrested a 24-year-old Nevada man and seized five AK-47 assault rifles  last Wednesday morning on Interstate 10 near Marana.

The AZDPS trooper discovered the weapons after stopping a blue sedan for a traffic violation. During the encounter, the trooper conducted a search and discovered five AK-47s in the vehicle’s trunk, as well as a small amount of cocaine in the driver’s wallet.

After the trooper arrested the driver for trafficking of weapons, the rifles were seized and the case turned over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The sedan was identified as a rental vehicle.

2 Comments on "Operation Stonegarden Trooper Nabs Man With 5 AK-47s In Car"

  1. So, for a “small amount of cocaine” the man was robbed by a federal agent?

  2. The Oracle of Tucson | March 12, 2018 at 10:36 pm |

    Why anyone would ever submit to a voluntary search of thier vehicle simply boggles the mind, I assume they just don’t know thier rights.
    Why anyone knowingly violating the law hualing contraband would ever voluntarily give consent to a search of thier vehicle highlights the difference between dumb and stupid.
    If during the course of a traffic stop the police have reason to believe a criminal offense has occurred, based on probable cuase, they will obtain a search warrant from a judge to search the vehicle without your consent.
    Your under NO OBLIGATION to give away your 4th and 6th amendment rights for a self incriminating fishing expedition.
    “I DON’T NOT CONSENT TO A SEARCH OF MY VEHICLE”. This one statement will do more then anything else to keep you from going to jail.

    The Oracle

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