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Seatbelt Violation Leads to Two Weapons Arrests in O.C.

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OCEAN CITY, Md. – Ocean City police say a Thursday afternoon traffic stop for a seatbelt violation led to two men being arrested on weapons charges.

According to police, at approximately 2 p.m. Thursday in the area of 3rd Street and Philadelphia Avenue, an officer approached the vehicle and noticed numerous used shotgun shell cartridges throughout the inside of the vehicle and a large folding knife attached to the driver's pocket. Police said the smell of burnt marijuana was emanating from inside of the vehicle as well.

Polcie said that when the officer spoke to the driver, later identified as 22-year-old Charles Michael Reynolds, of Bristow, Va., he stated that there was a loaded semi-automatic 45-caliber handgun in the vehicle and that he did not have a handgun permit in the state of Maryland.

The officer then requested that Reynolds and the passenger, Ryan Zachary Pritchard, 21, also of Bristow, Va., exit the vehicle while officers conducted the search. During the search of the vehicle, police said they located the handgun that Reynolds mentioned, loaded magazines, two other large fixed blade knives and a metal throwing tomahawk.

Reynolds has been charged with two counts of possession of a concealed deadly weapon, two counts of possession of a handgun on his person and possession of a handgun in a vehicle.

Pritchard has been charged with two counts of possession of a concealed deadly weapon, possession of a handgun on his person and possession of a handgun in a vehicle. 

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