Traffic Stop Leads To Seizure Of Eight Guns

An East Precinct traffic citation has led to the arrest of a felon in possession of eight handguns.

On December 21, 2022, just before 1:00 a.m., an East Precinct patrol sergeant contacted a vehicle near the intersection of Northeast Siskiyou Street and Northeast 81st Avenue. Upon further investigation, the sergeant learned the driver of the vehicle was operating it on a suspended license. The Driver had also been driving without insurance. The sergeant gave the suspect a citation for Driving Uninsured and Driving While Suspended.

During a mandatory search of the car before it was to be towed for the above charges, the sergeant found a total of eight handguns throughout the vehicle. In addition to the firearms, almost 200 rounds of ammunition and $1,240 were seized.

39-year-old Marquis Hammond was arrested and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center for eight counts of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, along with his citation.

Source: Portland Police Bureau

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