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Police stop man with cache of weapons

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A 28-year-old man is under arrest for possession of a controlled substance, but police say what they found when they pulled him over was even more surprising -- several loaded weapons.

Authorities say the suspect, Leander Davis, was pulled over Tuesday for a legitimate traffic stop.

Police claim they found not only a significant amount of methamphetamines, and Extascy, but also a lot of ammunition, including a 9 mm pistol tucked in his waistband, a .45-caliber pistol on his waist and a .38-caliber revolver strapped to his ankle.

Police say they also found a loaded shotgun and a disassembled SKS rifle in his car.

“I would have to conclude in my 27 years as a police officer having never seen anything quite like this on a single individual that we stopped this guy en route of doing something very bad. You don't carry these types of weapons and these numbers of weapons, just to have them on your person,” Austin Police Department Cmdr. Harold Piatt said.

Police said Davis had no prior arrests and that he was not in violation of the assault weapons ban that expired this week.

Charges of possession of a controlled substance are pending, along with possible federal weapons and narcotics charges.

APD is now looking for other suspects they believe were working with Davis.

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