A 33-year-old Fall River man is facing two felony weapons charges after police found a gun, marijuana and three large knives during a Dec. 12 traffic stop.
Tiverton police stopped Dean C. Hillman's vehicle on Stafford Road just before 5 p.m. because of a non-functioning headlight. As police approached the car they noticed his inspection was expired and allegedly detected a smell of marijuana coming from the car. Police requested Hillman exit the vehicle so police could conduct a search.
As Hillman, of 16 Margaret Court, Fall River, exited the car, he informed police he was carrying a loaded Glock 26 9mm pistol. The gun was concealed in a belt.
A further search revealed:
- Three knives with blades over three inches.
- Five grams of marijuana.
- Five Rhode Island license plates.
- A Glock magazine containing nine rounds.
- One .223 assault rifle round.
- Metal grinder.
Hillman was arrested, held overnight and arraigned the next day in Second Division District Court. He was released on $5,000 bail with surety