Plymouth police seize gun, high-capacity magazines, over 300 grams of marijuana during traffic stop

Published on Thursday, 22 October 2020 15:33


PLYMOUTH -- Police seized more than 300 grams of marijuana, a gun and high capacity magazines during a traffic stop this week.

Damien Rodriguez, 23, of 200 Blakeslee St., Bristol, faces charges of weapons in a motor vehicle, possession of a pistol without a permit, illegal possession of a large capacity magazine, illegal possession of an assault weapon, sale of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of more than a half ounce of a controlled substance, tint inspection, improper number of lamps and operating a motor vehicle without a license.

According to police, an officer on Monday, around 9:13 p.m., pulled over a vehicle on Cedar Street because of an equipment violation. Police said the officer saw a gun and drugs in plain view.

Officers seized a total of 322 grams of fresh marijuana, edibles and vape cartridges, in addition to a .45 caliber handgun -- which was able to be modified to fit a suppressor -- and three high-capacity magazines.

Rodriguez, the driver, was initially held by police on $25,000 bond. He was arraigned Tuesday in New Britain Superior Court, where he was freed on a promise to appear, according to judicial records.

He is due back in court on Dec. 8.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plymouth on Thursday, 22 October 2020 15:33. Updated: Thursday, 22 October 2020 15:35.