Couple Allegedly Had Rattlesnake And Uranium In Stolen Car

Police in Oklahoma say they found a rattlesnake, a canister of radioactive powdered uranium, an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe whiskey, and a gun when they pulled over a vehicle that had been reported stolen. The couple inside the vehicle were arrested and booked into jail on a variety of charges.

The traffic stop took place at the end of last month in Guthrie, which is a city about 30 miles north of Oklahoma City. Officers say Stephen Jennings was driving, and Rachel Rivera was in the front passenger's seat. Guthrie police Sgt. Anthony Gibbs told KFOR TV in Oklahoma City that police haven't figured out why the couple had the uranium or how they got a hold of it in the first place, but it reportedly is possible to buy uranium ore on Amazon.

Gibbs says police also found a gun in the console and a terrarium in the backseat containing a pet Timber rattlesnake.

Jennings has been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, transporting an open container of liquor, and driving with a suspended license, according to Gibbs. It's unclear if Jennings or Rivera will face charges related to the snake or the uranium.

Jennings is still being held in the Logan County Jail.

 

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