Police in Oklahoma say they found an open container of Kentucky Deluxe whiskey, a rattlesnake, and a canister of radioactive powdered uranium during a traffic stop of a vehicle that had been reported stolen.
am on June 26 in Guthrie, Oklahoma, about 30 miles north of Oklahoma City, Sgt. Anthony Gibbs of the Guthrie Police Department told NBC News on Thursday
Stephen Jennings, 40, who was in the driver's seat, and passenger Rachael Rivera, 30, were arrested, Gibbs said.
container of liquor, operating a vehicle with a suspended license, and failure to carry a security verification form. Rivera is charged with possession of a firearm after a felony conviction
The gun was found in the console and a terrarium containing the pet Timber rattlesnake was in the backseat. in some states, were not weapons-grade. It was unclear why it was in the vehicle or how it was obtained, he said.
"It was nothing we were concerned about as far as he was using it as a weapon of mass destruction," Gibbs said. radioactivity. "
Neither the uranium nor the rattlesnake resulted in charges.
" snakes, "Gibbs said, adding that Jennings has a valid lifetime fishing and hunting license for the state of Oklahoma allowing him to be a possession of a pet rattlesnake.
Jenelle Griffith is a breaking news reporter for NBC News.