While on routine patrol in the 1-HUNDRED block of Dryden Road in Ithaca early Friday morning, an Ithaca Police officer recognized a person that had an active arrest warrant.
The officer stopped 38 year old Michael Mahool, of Brooktondale, and confirmed his identity. While speaking with Mahool, officers detected a strong smell of marijuana coming from his car. A search of Mahool’s vehicle turned up a loaded .22 caliber handgun, a spare magazine for it, a loaded .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle and a quantity of marijuana. Officers say the serial number on the handgun was defaced.
Mahool is jailed on multiple weapons possession charges and unlawful possession of marijuana.