Whiskey, Rattlesnake, Radioactive Uranium Found in Man's Car During Traffic Stop: Reports

By Inside Edition Staff
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When police in Oklahoma pulled over a man during a traffic stop, officers likely couldn't have imagined what they would find.

A vehicle was reported stolen and pulled over by the Guthrie Police Department late on June 26, according to multiple reports. Police said an open container of Kentucky Deluxe whiskey, a rattlesnake, a gun and a canister of radioactive powdered uranium was found inside the car.

The Timber rattlesnake was being held in a terrarium in the backseat. The driver, identified as 40-year-old Stephen Jennings, has a valid fishing and hunting license in Oklahoma that would allow him to have the snake.

It was unclear how the uranium was obtained, but police said it wasn't anything to worry about. In fact, it is legal to purchase it in some states.

"It was nothing we were concerned of as far as him using it as a weapon of mass destruction. It's very low radioactivity," Sgt. Anthony Gibbs told NBC News.

Jennings joked with officers that he had the items in his car because he was planning to create a "super snake," Fox News reported. He then explained that the uranium was related to his work scrapping metal.

Gibbs said that the man joked with arresting officers he was actually planning to build a “super snake”

Jennings was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, transporting an open container of liquor, operating a vehicle with a suspended license, and failure to carry a security verification form. 

He remained jailed in Logan County, NBC News reported.

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