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A Racine man was charged with gun and drug charges after officers found that he was driving a car with suspended license plates.

Jamodd Curry, 22, of Racine, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with possession with intent to deliver or manufacture marijuana, use of a dangerous weapon, and disorderly conduct, use of a dangerous weapon.

If convicted of both charges, Curry faces up to three years, nine months in prison and/or fines up to $11,000.

According to the criminal complaint, an officer with the Racine Police Department was driving his squad when he saw Curry driving. He conducted a DOT check of his license plate at 5:35 p.m. Monday. It came up suspended for emissions and a traffic stop was done at 16th and Villa street.

When the officer came up to the car, he could smell marijuana inside the car. The officer asked him to get out of the car and asked if there was any marijuana in the car. He refused to answer.

Another officer saw a gun on the passenger side of the car near where two girls were sitting in the back seat. Curry was just getting out of the car at the time and no one was in handcuffs. So the other officer drew his firearm and pointed it at the girl as he held onto Curry’s hands.

The officer saw a gun clip sticking out of the right side of Curry’s hip. He could also see that Curry had a hip holster containing a handgun.

After detaining Curry and the two passengers, officers searched the car and found two backpacks. One contained two containers and a shopping bag full of knotted baggies that had 74 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, sandwich bags, a folding knife, 51 rounds of ammunition and a gun lock. The second backpack did not have anything of evidentiary value in it, the complaint reads.

A BB gun was found in the glovebox along with two cell phones.

Curry, who is being held on a $1,000 cash bond, is due in court for a preliminary hearing at 8:30 a.m. June 14 at the Racine County Courthouse.


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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.