Arundel police arrest Laurel man for illegal gun, drug possession

Anne Arundel police arrested a Laurel man Wednesday after a narcotics sting at his home turned up illegal guns and drugs.

Police found two handguns, a Luger 9 mm and a Kimber .45-caliber, in a flak jacket with loaded magazines after a search of the 3500 block of Rippling Way residence. Police said Elwin Douglas Rice Jr., 32, was prohibited from possessing a firearm for a former felony conviction, according to the Maryland State Police Gun Center.

A small amount of marijuana and cocaine paraphernalia were also found in the search.

Rice was arrested and charged with firearm possession with felony conviction; possession of marijuana less than 10 grams; illegal possession of ammunition; illegal possession of firearm; CDS drug possession and possession of bulletproof armor.

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