Man, teenager arrested after Fall River police find loaded gun during traffic stop

William Murchison. (Fall River police)

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE) — Fall River police say a man who was wanted on a drug warrant is facing new illegal gun possession charges.

Officers pulled 37-year-old William Murchison on Second Street on Thursday. He is known to police and was driving with a suspended license.

Police said Murchison had an outstanding warrant for distributing a class B drug.

Officers searched the vehicle and reportedly found a loaded gun in a backpack, held by a 17-year-old in the passenger seat.

Fall River police say they seized this firearm during a traffic stop on Thursday. (Fall River police)

Murchison and the 17-year-old were arrested without incident.

In addition to the warrant, Murchison is facing several illegal gun possession charges.

The teenager is facing similar gun charges.


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