SPRINGFIELD TWP.: Township police called in the Summit County Bomb Squad after spotting a grenade in a vehicle during a traffic stop early Friday morning.
The bomb squad determined the grenade was inert and not any danger.
Police stopped Lane Spraggins, 20, of Springfield Township for suspected speeding at 12:21 a.m. in the 2400 block of Massillon Road when they noticed a semi-automatic handgun in the back of the vehicle and a grenade with a pin in it, authorities said.
“The kid said [the grenade wasn’t] real but we don’t know,” Sgt. Eric East said, explaining why the bomb squad was called.
The firearm was a loaded .45-caliber handgun, authorities said.
Spraggins was charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony, and taken to the Summit County Jail.