A traffic stop on Route 6A led to the arrest of a Rhode Island man on Thursday last week after he was found to be in possession of ammunition without a permit.
At 3:04 PM detectives stopped a car driven by Franklin Portes, 23, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, in front of the Cape Heritage Nursing Home in Sandwich.
During the stop police determined that Mr. Portes was wanted on a warrant out of Quincy District Court on felony charges of forgery, uttering, and larceny. Additionally, a search of the car turned up an assault rifle clip loaded with bullets, though Mr. Portes was not licensed to carry a firearm, police said.
Police said that they did not find an assault rifle in the vehicle.
As a result of the top, Mr. Portes was arrested and charged with possession of ammunition without an FID card, possession of a large-capacity feeding device, the warrant charge, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, a number plate violation, and a miscellaneous equipment violation.
He was booked at the police station, where he was held without bail.