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Akron police find modified handgun, pound of marijuana during traffic stop

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Posted at 11:22 AM, Aug 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-02 11:22:58-04

AKRON, Ohio — A 21-year-old man was arrested Sunday after Akron police pulled him over for a traffic violation and found more than a pound of marijuana in his vehicle and a modified handgun he had thrown out the window.

The traffic stop happened on Sunday around 7:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Marcy Avenue.

Authorities said Jordan Payne, of Akron, "committed a traffic violation and was observed throwing a handgun out the window." When police located the gun, they found it had been modified to be fully automatic. Additionally, 498 grams of marijuana were found in the vehicle.

Payne was arrested and taken to the Summit County Jail.

According to Akron Municipal Court records, Payne is charged with the following:

  • Having weapons under disability, a third-degree felony
  • Improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony
  • Carrying concealed weapons, a fourth-degree felony
  • Having weapons under disability, a third-degree felony
  • Trafficking drugs, a fourth-degree felony
  • Drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony

Payne has a court appearance scheduled for Monday.

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