LeRoy, N.Y. – A routine traffic stop turned into a scary situation when police found a live grenade in the trunk of a car.
Over a half dozen homes were evacuated as police worked to safely remove the live grenade.
LeRoy police pulled a car over on Route 19 just north of Route 5 for speeding, just before 7 Monday morning.
Police say during the stop the officer smelled marijuana and searched the car.
“The officer observed various calibers of ammo - strewed around the back of the vehicle,” said Chief Chris Hayward of the LeRoy Police Department. “He [the officer] discovered what is believed to be a live grenade in the trunk of the car. The operator of the car confirmed it was in fact a live grenade.”
The fire department and state police bomb disposal unit were called in to safely remove the grenade.
The man's name is not yet being released. LeRoy Police say he's charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the first degree, unlawful possession of marijuana, speeding, and driving with a suspended license. Police are still investigating what his plans were for the grenade.