Traffic stop yields machete, rum, clown mask

Traffic stop yields machete, rum, clown mask

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by Michael Rollins

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Posted on December 20, 2010 at 3:34 PM

SANDY -- Three men were under arrest after a traffic stop on U.S. 26 yielded two handguns, marijuana, five knives, a machete, stun gun, handcuffs, a bail bondsman badge, an open container of Captain Morgan rum and one clown mask.

Two troopers pulled over the eastbound car near Brightwood Friday afternoon after motorists called 9-1-1 to report that men inside a car were flashing a police badge to get through traffic. The car was a 1999 police model Ford Crown Victoria with Washington plates.

Police also found Washington bail bond badge in the car.

Driver Joseph H. Maillous, 55, was cited for unlawful possession of a firearm and open container of alcohol in a vehicle. Passenger Daniel J. Tighe, 31, was cited for unlawful possession of a firearm. A second, unnamed passenger was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and failure to use safety restraints.

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