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12 illegal firearms recovered during traffic stops in Akron, 14 people arrested or detained

Posted at 7:10 AM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 07:10:51-05

AKRON, Ohio — Twelve illegal firearms were recovered during traffic stops in Akron on Oct. 30, according to the Akron Police Department.

Members of the Akron Police Department’s Anti-Violence Bureau, patrol officers and officers from the Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) conducted traffic stops on three vehicles throughout Akron.

During the traffic stops, police recovered 12 illegal firearms, with many of the weapons having extended magazines.

Police also recovered an undetermined amount of marijuana and several open containers.

At least 14 people were arrested or detained, including four juveniles, for various weapon-related offenses. Some of the charges include carrying concealed weapons, weapons under disability, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle and possession of drugs and misrepresenting identity.

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