Troopers Arrest Man on Firearms Charges in Limerick

LIMERICK PA – A 20-year-old Philadelphia man, who Pennsylvania State Police allege was found carrying a concealed weapon during a traffic stop in Limerick Township, was arrested and faces several charges, they reported Saturday (April 2, 2022).

Troopers from the Troop K Barracks in Skippack said they stopped a 2012 Nissan Altima, traveling Feb. 9 just before 2 a.m. on westbound U.S. Route 422 in Limerick, “for violations of the vehicle code.” Its driver, who they later determined to be a West Bristol Street, Philadelphia, resident, was found to be wanted on an active arrest warrant, the report stated, and was placed into custody.

During “a search incident to (the) arrest,” troopers alleged they discovered “a pistol with obliterated serial numbers” and a substance suspected to be marijuana. Court records show the man subsequently was charged with three felony counts: one each of possession of a prohibited firearm, possession of a firearm with the manufacturer number altered, and carrying a firearm without a license.

He also was charged with carrying a small amount of marijuana for personal use, a misdemeanor.

The Philadelphia man was jailed in Montgomery County after initially being unable to post 10 percent of a $5,000 monetary bail, but was released after securing bail the following day, records show. He’s now scheduled for an April 28 preliminary hearing on those charges in the Royersford courtroom of Magisterial District Justice Richard Welsh.

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