Oklahoma Man Arrested: Driving Stolen Car With Radioactive Uranium, Rattlesnake, Whiskey

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A routine traffic stop turned into a bigger bust on June 25 in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Stephen Jennings was driving a car with a woman named Racheal Rivera in the passenger seat.

According to KOCO News 5, the 41-year-old man was pulled over by police because the car had an expired tag. Once looking over his license, they found out it was suspended, but it didn’t end there.

The car he was driving – with the expired tags – had been reported stolen, and he told the officers he had a firearm in the front seat. Not only that, but after police searched the car, they found an open bottle of whiskey, and a timber rattlesnake in an aquarium in the back seat.

Police also found silver canister containing a yellow powdery substance in the car. The police report said, “The canister advised that the yellow in color powdery substance was uranium,” which was later verified by the Emergency Management Institute.

Jennings reportedly was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, which is a felony, and misdemeanor counts of transporting an open container of liquor, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license and failure to carry security verification form.

Rivera was charged with possession of firearm after a former felony conviction.