Five people are facing weapons charges following a traffic stop by Utica Police.

Members of the UPD’s Crime Prevention Unit, along with members of the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, pulled over a vehicle at the intersection of Gold and Steuben Streets.

Police say they located a loaded 9mm handgun in a rear seat compartment.

The five, all from Utica, were charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm.

Those arrested were:

  • Keenan Thompson age 21 of Utica
  • Lillian Stockon age 21 of Utica
  • Shwe Moe age 19 of Utica
  • Sam Beaumont age 19 of Utica
  • An unidentified 17 year old of Utica

Police say some of the parties were also charged with various vehicle and traffic law violations.

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