Police find rattlesnake, radioactive uranium, whiskey in vehicle during traffic stop

Oklahoma man arrested in stolen car with snake, uranium, gun, whiskey: Cops

Couple caught with rattlesnake, uranium, whiskey in stolen car, Okla. police say

A Guthrie police officer reportedly stopped Stephen Jennings, 41, on June 25, when he noticed the auto Jennings was driving had an expired tag.

When police officers pulled over Stephen Jennings in Guthrie, Oklahoma, on June 26, they searched the vehicle and got a lot more than they bargained for.

Jennings was pulled over about 11 a.m. after an officer noticed that his auto tags were expired, police say. Rivera was charged with possession of firearm after a prior felony conviction. Police also said they found an open bottle of whiskey between the driver and passenger seats, but noted not much was missing from the container.

Police said they also found an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe next to the gun and soon learned that the vehicle was stolen, and that Jennings was driving with a suspended license.

Stephen Jennings was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, transporting an open container of liquor and driving with a suspended license.

"So now he's got a rattlesnake, a stolen vehicle, firearm, and somebody under arrest", Guthrie Police Sergeant Anthony Gibbs told local broadcaster KFOR-TV.

Further inspection revealed that Jennings was in possession of a Timber rattlesnake - that was directly next to powdered uranium. Gibbs says the man also admitted to having a gun in the console of the auto.

Police are still working to determine why the suspects had uranium in the vehicle.

"The uranium is the wild card in that situation", Sgt. Gibbs says for the media outlet.

No charges were laid in connection with the uranium or the rattlesnake.

Jennings also lucked out on being charged with possession of a unsafe animal as it is "snake season" in Oklahoma and he had the proper hunting license.

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