NYSP: Watertown couple arrested for possession of an illegal handgun following a traffic stop on I-81

NYSP news release

WATERTOWN, NY —  State police arrested Tyrease P. Kimmons, age 22, from Watertown, NY, for Criminal Possession of a Weapon second-degree (C-felony), Criminal Possession of a Weapon third-degree (D-felony), and Criminal Possession of a Firearm (E-felony).

On Sept. 22, 2021, troopers stopped a 2010 Dodge Charger for a traffic violation. During an interview with the driver it was learned that the operator, Tyrese Kimmons was currently on Federal Probation for weapons trafficking as a result of a 2019 ATF investigation and arrest.  Kimmons provided consent to search his vehicle and a loaded 9mm Glock 17 pistol was located in the center console, troopers said.

An inspection of the handgun revealed that it contained an illegal high-capacity magazine, troopers said. Kimmons was transported to the Oswego County Jail for centralized arraignment.

A passenger in the vehicle, 31-year-old Elaine M. Permillion from Watertown, NY was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Firearm (E-felony) and was released on an appearance ticket.