Police in Oklahoma states they discovered an open container of Kentucky Deluxe whiskey, a rattlesnake, a gun and a canister of radioactive powdered uranium throughout traffic stop of a car that had been announced stolen.
The stop occurred at 11 a.m. on June 26 in Guthrie, Oklahoma, about 30 miles north of Oklahoma City, Sgt. Anthony Gibbs of the Guthrie Police Department informed NBC News on Thursday.
Stephen Jennings, 40, who was within the driver’s seat, and passenger Rachael Rivera, 30, have been arrested, Gibbs mentioned.
Jennings is charged with property of a stolen car, transporting an open container of liquor, controlling a car with a suspended license, and failure to hold a safety verification form. Rivera is accredited with possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction.
The gun was discovered within the console, and a terrarium containing the pet Timber rattlesnake was in the back seat.
The uranium, which Gibbs stated could be bought legally in some states, was not weapons-grade. It’s unclear why it was in the car or the way it was obtained, he stated.
“It was nothing we have been involved of so far as him using it as a weapon of mass destruction,” Gibbs stated. “It’s totally low radioactivity.”
Neither the uranium nor the rattlesnake ended in charges.
“Many times it might be unlawful to own a vicious or harmful animal like a rattlesnake, however there are seasons or times where it’s authorized to hunt rattlesnakes,” Gibbs mentioned, including that Jennings has a valid lifetime fishing and hunting license for the state of Oklahoma permitting him to be in hold of the pet rattlesnake.