Bridgeville man faces weapons, drug and other charges

LAUREL – A 29-year-old Bridgeville man arrested by Laurel police faces weapons, drug and other charges stemming from vehicle search following a traffic stop.

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Michael Parsons

Michael Parsons was operating a box truck when he was stopped due to an equipment violation.

Mr. Parsons admitted to officers that he was in possession of a handgun and gave officers permission to search his vehicle. Located during the search were an assault shotgun, a AK-47, several rifles, a handgun, tactical gear and numerous rounds of ammunition, according to Laurel Police Department spokesman PFC Christopher Story.

Officers also located a family of three, including an 11-month-old child.

A check in the Delaware Criminal Justice Information System revealed Mr. Parsons was a person prohibited from a previous arrest.

Police charged Mr. Parsons with eight counts of possession of a deadly weapon or ammunition by person prohibited, one count of carrying a concealed deadly by person prohibited, one count of endangering the welfare of a child, and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mr. Parsons was arraigned and released on a $37,600 unsecured bond pending a future court date.

All the weapons and ammunition were seized as evidence, PFC Story said.

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