Tempe Police: Man keeps fully loaded, unregistered gun in his waistband

Tempe Police reported the following incident Monday:

A 39-year-old Phoenix man was arrested Nov. 13 at South 52nd Street and West Broadway Road on suspicion of marijuana possession and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, according to a police report.

Officers pulled the man over after he had made a wide turn and began to search the vehicle with the man’s consent, police reported.

During the search, officers uncovered a Swisher Sweet package that contained marijuana inside the man’s backpack, according to the report.

Officers placed the man under arrest after he said he did not own a marijuana card, according to the report.

Although the man said there were no weapons in the vehicle, he said he had a small handgun placed in his front waist band, police reported.

The 9mm Taurus had one bullet in its chamber and six bullets in its magazine, according to the report.

Once the bag was secured, officers located a red prescription bottle with three baggies of marijuana, police reported.

The man was transported to Tempe City Jail, where he was booked and held to see a judge, police reported.

Reports compiled by Aimee Plante.

Reach the assistant news editor at aplante@asu.edu or follow @aimeenplante on Twitter

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