A North Carolina man was arrested on I-95 North in Richmond on Thursday and charged with 10 felony weapons and drug violations.
Col. James M. Manni, Rhode Island State Police superintendent, said the man, David Anthony Evans, 41, of Durham, N.C., a convicted felon, was stopped after troopers said he was driving in a reckless manner.
In a search of his car, troopers seized a loaded Taurus .357 revolver that had been reported stolen in South Carolina, and a Colt .25-caliber automatic pistol. They also seized 63 grams of MDMA (Ecstasy or molly), and nearly 4 grams of crack cocaine.
The charges included carrying a stolen firearm; two counts of possession of a firearm by a convict in a crime of violence; receiving stolen goods; driving in possession of controlled substances; and various delivery and possession counts related to the drugs.
The police said that Evans was also given traffic citations for aggressive driving, speeding, laned roadway violations, following too close, and other violations.
Evans was processed at the Hope Valley Barracks and was expected to be held overnight at the Adult Correctional Institutions, pending arraignment in Third Division District Court on Friday.