Police find loaded gun during traffic stop on Mahoning

AUSTINTOWN

A traffic stop for an expired license plate and delayed turn signal turned into a weapons-offense charge for a Youngstown man.

Dwayne A. Moody Jr., 23, was a passenger in the Nissan Pathfinder when police stopped it on Mahoning Avenue. Moody tried explaining to the officer that he had a valid sticker for the vehicle, but could not provide it, according to a police report.

After Moody and the two other occupants got out of the vehicle for it to be towed, police said they found a loaded handgun in the front passenger side. Moody is charged with carrying a concealed weapon and having fictitious plates.

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