Elkton Police arrested a man on a weapons charge Thursday afternoon after a routine traffic stop.
A news release from the Public Information Officer Rocky Barr says the license plate of a northbound vehicle on Streets Avenue was partially covered by spray paint and the driver was not wearing his seat belt.
When police approached the driver, 32-year old Jason Whitaker of Elkton, they smelled an odor of marijuana and obtained permission to search the vehicle. While they didn't find any marijuana or any other illegal drugs, police say they did find a sawed off shotgun under the seat. Whitaker denied having knowledge of the gun, but was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and traffic offenses.
He remains lodged in the Todd County Jail.