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Police seize guns, drugs from convicted felon during traffic stop

RICHMOND, R.I. (WPRI) — Police say they've arrested a convicted felon from North Carolina after seizing drugs and firearms during a traffic stop Thursday.

According to Rhode Island State Police Col. James Manni, troopers stopped David Anthony Evans, 41, of Durham, because he was driving erratically on I-95 North in Richmond.

Manni said during the traffic stop, troopers found a loaded Taurus .357 revolver reported stolen out of South Carolina and a Colt .25 caliber automatic pistol from his car.

The troopers also seized 63 grams of MDMA, nearly 4 grams of crack cocaine and several Viagra pills.

Evans now faces the following felony charges:

  • License or permit required for carrying pistol
  • Carrying stolen firearm when committing a crime of violence
  • Possession of a stolen firearm
  • Possession of a firearm by a convict in a crime of violence/fugitive (two counts)
  • License or permit required for carrying pistol
  • Driving in possession of controlled substances
  • Receiving stolen goods – felony
  • Delivery/possession with intent to deliver and manufacture (crack cocaine)
  • Delivery/possession with intent to deliver and manufacture (MDMA)
  • Possession of a controlled substance, Schedule I, II, III

In addition, Evans was issued several citations including aggressive driving and speeding.

Evans is being held overnight at the ACI and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Third Division District Court.


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